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Niketas Chalkoutzes, protospatharios and episkeptites of Maiandros (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2509
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Half is preserved, broken along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 25.1.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines followed by an ornament, or an inscription of five lines, the letters of the last line being placed between two dashes. Border of dots.

+κ̅εR.
τσ..
νικη..
α̅σπ..
-

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει] τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ] Νική[τᾳ] (πρωτο)σπ[αθ(αρίῳ) καὶ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

...ι
..επτιτ
..μεαν
...χαλ
..τ,-

[ἐπ]ι[σκ]επτίτ[ῃ τοῦ] Μεάν[δρου τῷ] Χαλ[κού]τ(ζῃ)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπισκεπτίτῃ τοῦ Μεάνδρου τῷ Χαλκούτζῃ.

Lord, help your servant Niketas Chalkoutzes, protospatharios and episkeptites of Maiandros.

Commentary

Niketas Chalkoutzes, protospatharios and episkeptites of Maiandros, signed a praktikon of the monastery of Xerochoraphion: N. Wilson and J. Darrouzès, "Restes du cartulaire de Hiéra–Xérochoraphion," REB 26 (1968) 19, lines 32-33. Other members of the Chalkoutzes family held administrative positions in several Constantinopolitan bureaux by the late eleventh century (for example, DO Seals 2, no. 54.1). Niketas is not included in the article on the Chalkoutzai by A. Savvides, in Ἀρχεῖον Εὐβοϊκῶν Μελετῶν 28 (1988/89) 63-73.

The episkepsis of Maiandros might well be identical with that of Alopekai in the Maeander valley.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2509
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Half is preserved, broken along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 25.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2509
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Half is preserved, broken along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 25.1.

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