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Eudokimos Epigingles, tourmarches (eleventh century, ca. 1020–50)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, his right hand raised before him in blessing, and his left holding a book. Vertical inscription at left and right: |Ν|Ι  Κ|Ο|Λ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ευδο
κι,τρ
αρχ,οε
πιγ,κλ

Εὐδόκιμ(ος) τρουμάρχ(ης) ὁ Ἐπιγ(ί)κλ(ης).

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, his right hand raised before him in blessing, and his left holding a book. Vertical inscription at left and right: |Ν|Ι  Κ|Ο|Λ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ευδο
κι,τρ
αρχ,οε
πιγ,κλ

Εὐδόκιμ(ος) τρουμάρχ(ης) ὁ Ἐπιγ(ί)κλ(ης).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1322
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Parallel: Laurent, Orghidan, no. 345. PBW: Eudokimos 20103 (boulloterion 4779).

Translation

Εὐδόκιμος τρουμάρχης ὁ Ἐπιγίγκλης.

Eudokimos Epigingles, tourmarches.

Commentary

This and the seal of the merarches Eudokimos Epigingles (BZS.1951.31.5.1822) belong to the same individual. W. Seibt had previously suggested that the surname should be related to the toponym Ginklarion (Γιγκλάριον or Γιγγλάριον); see Belke and Mersich, Phrygien und Pisidien, TIB 7 (Vienna, 1990), 260. However, the surname Ἐπιγίγγλης is attested in the tenth-century; see V. von Falkenhausen, “Eudokimos Epigingles, Turmarch und Merarch” and PmbZ 25945.

Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore