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

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1822
Diameter 21 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, raising his right hand in blessing and holding a book in his left. Vertical inscriptions to left and right:  |Ν|Ι Κ|Ο|Λ—Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Indeterminate border.

  
Ευδοκι
ο,ερι
αρχ,οεπι
γιγγλης
  

Εὐδόκιμο(ς) μεριάρχ(ης) ὁ Ἐπιγίγγλ(ης).

Translation

Εὐδόκιμος μεριάρχης ὁ Ἐπιγίγγλης.

Eudokimos Epigingles, merarches.

Commentary

This and the seal of the tourmarches Eudokimos Epiginkles (BZS.1951.31.5.1322) 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

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1822
Diameter 21 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1822
Diameter 21 mm