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

 
 

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

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