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N. Anzas, vestes and parathalassites (eleventh century, last third)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2377

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1129 (with mistakes); Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 198, fig. 8

Details

Diameter:
1 mm

Obverse

N. Anzas, vestes and parathalassites (eleventh century, last third)

Half-length Mother of God orans. Traces of sigla at right, but lettering is unclear. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

N. Anzas, vestes and parathalassites (eleventh century, last third)

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΣΑΝΑ
ΕΣΤΠΑ
ΡΑΘΑΛΑΣ
ΣΙΤ

Σφραγὶς Ἀνζᾶ βέστου παραθαλασσίτου

Translation

Σφραγὶς Ἀνζᾶ βέστου παραθαλασσίτου.

Seal of Anzas, vestes and parathalassites.

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Commentary

Laurent read the first two lines of the inscription on the reverse: ΣΦΡΑΓ|ΜΙΤΑΝΖΑ. After that a possible varia lectio is: ΕΣΤ,SΠΑ|ΡΑΘΑΛΑΣ|ΣΙΤ. He erroneously assigned the seal to Michael Anzas, vestes, judge of the Velum, and koiaistor; see Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 193.

 

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