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Niketas Anzas patrikios, protonotarios of the Petrion, and symponos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1155
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Holed.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 26.4; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1081. Parallel specimen from the Vienna Collection: Wassiliou-Seibt, Die byzantinischen Bleisiegel in Österreich II, no. 76 (=Schlumberger, Sig., 156).

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. At left and right: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

θκεοη
νικηφορ
Π̅Ρ̅Ι̅⸣Ανοταρ,
τπετρι..
συμπον
.Α

Θ(εοτό)κε βοή[θ(ει)] Νικηφόρῳ π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ), (πρωτο)νοταρ(ίῳ) τοῦ Πετρί[ου (καὶ)] συμπόν[ῳ τ]ῷ Ἀ[νζᾷ]

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ πατρικίῳ, πρωτονοταρίῳ τοῦ Πετρίου καὶ συμπόνῳ τῷ Ἀνζᾷ.

Mother of God, help Nikephoros Anzas patrikios, protonotarios of the Petrion, and symponos.

Commentary

See also BZS.1951.31.5.1320, belonging to Nikephoros Anzas vestes, protonotarios of the Petrion, and judge of the Islands. The present specimen dates from an earlier stage in his career. The last line has been restored according to the parallel in the Vienna Collection.

The protonotarios acted as assistant to the kourator of the Petrion.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1155
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Holed.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 26.4; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1081. Parallel specimen from the Vienna Collection: Wassiliou-Seibt, Die byzantinischen Bleisiegel in Österreich II, no. 76 (=Schlumberger, Sig., 156).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1155
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Holed.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 26.4; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1081. Parallel specimen from the Vienna Collection: Wassiliou-Seibt, Die byzantinischen Bleisiegel in Österreich II, no. 76 (=Schlumberger, Sig., 156).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1155
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Holed.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 26.4; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1081. Parallel specimen from the Vienna Collection: Wassiliou-Seibt, Die byzantinischen Bleisiegel in Österreich II, no. 76 (=Schlumberger, Sig., 156).