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N. imperial spatharokandidatos, judge of the Hippodrome of Koloneia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.72
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Weakly imprinted. Oxidated.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 48.5.

Obverse

Due to a weak imprint, description of the decoration is somewhat tentative. It seems to consist of a depiction of a Stylite’s pillar set on (or rising from within the walls of) a large, square structure. The scene appears to be framed by vine tendrils curling upwards toward the base of the platform on which, presumably, a saint sits in meditation. No epigraphy or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

....
..νδκρι.
...ιτ,ιοδ
..κολω
.ειασ

... σπαθ(αρο)κα]νδ(ιδάτῳ), κρι[τ(ῇ) ἐπ]ὶ τ(οῦ) Ἱπποδ[ρ(ό)μ(ου) (καὶ) Κολω[ν]είας

Translation

... σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου καὶ Κολωνείας.

... imperial spatharokandidatos, judge of the Hippodrome and of Koloneia.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.72
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Weakly imprinted. Oxidated.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 48.5.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.72
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Weakly imprinted. Oxidated.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 48.5.

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