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Zacharias metropolitan of Neokaisareia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4843
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 29.8.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 491 (not illustrated), published a similar seal, which, judging from the differences in lettering, appears to come from a different boulloterion.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left hand. Inscription in two columns: .|ν|ι-κ|ο|λ, : [Ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Νικόλ(αος). Traces of a circular inscription, beginning at seven o'clock:

...εR.ηθ.........λ

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β[ο]ήθ[ει τῷ σῷ δού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

+ζαχα
.ιαμιτρ
οπολιτη
νεοSσα
ρειασ

Ζαχα[ρ]ίᾳ μιτροπολίτῃ Νεο(και)σαρείας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ζαχαρίᾳ μιτροπολίτῃ Νεοκαισαρείας.

Lord, help your servant Zacharias, metropolitan of Neokaisareia.