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N. Chryselios (?) imperial protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome and of Drougoubiteia (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing and holding book. Inscription in two columns: |..Κ|Λ: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least seven lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΑΣΠΑ
.ΡΙΤ,ΕΠΙΤ
.ΟΔΡΟΜ
.ΤΗΣΔΡΓ,
...ΙΑΣΤ
.ΥΛΟΙ

..... βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ κριτ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου (καὶ) τῆς Δρουγουβητίας τῷ Χρυσυλοίῳ (?)

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing and holding book. Inscription in two columns: |..Κ|Λ: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least seven lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΑΣΠΑ
.ΡΙΤ,ΕΠΙΤ
.ΟΔΡΟΜ
.ΤΗΣΔΡΓ,
...ΙΑΣΤ
.ΥΛΟΙ

..... βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ κριτ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου (καὶ) τῆς Δρουγουβητίας τῷ Χρυσυλοίῳ (?)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2195
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 21.3.

Translation

..... βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου καὶ τῆς Δρουγουβητίας τῷ Χρυσυλοίῳ (?).

N. Chryselios (?) imperial protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome and of Drougoubiteia.

Commentary

The reading of the family name is very doubtful. The proposed reconstruction is based on the assumption that at the beginning of the last line there was the ligature .