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David spatharokandidatos, asekretis and judge of Nikopolis (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.116
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Two holes. As on coins, this seal rotates on a horizontal rather than a vertical axis. The monogram is tilted to 130º of the rev.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 2.1.
Seibt, Nikopolis, no. 11.

Obverse

Wagon-wheel monogram with letters at the end of each of the eight spokes; those visible are: Σ at 8 o'clock, Θ at 9 o'clock, Τ surmounted by at 12 o'clock, Ω at 1 o'clock. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΔΔ
..ΘˊΚ
ΝΣ..
ΡΙΤ,...Τ
ΝΙΚΟ.
ΟΛ

Δαβὶδ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, ἀσηκρίτ καὶ κριτ Νικοπόλεως

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Δαβὶδ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, ἀσηκρίτῃ καὶ κριτῇ Νικοπόλεως.

Mother of God, help your servant David spatharokandidatos, asekretis and judge of Nikopolis.

Commentary

Line 3 (rev.): we believe that the line begins with a partially imprinted Ν, followed by .

Accession number BZS.1947.2.116
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Two holes. As on coins, this seal rotates on a horizontal rather than a vertical axis. The monogram is tilted to 130º of the rev.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 2.1.
Seibt, Nikopolis, no. 11.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.116
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Two holes. As on coins, this seal rotates on a horizontal rather than a vertical axis. The monogram is tilted to 130º of the rev.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 2.1.
Seibt, Nikopolis, no. 11.

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