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Christophoros episkeptites of Mesopotamia (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a bishop-saint, no doubt St. Nicholas, blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left hand. Remnants of a vertical inscription at right: ο|λ : [Ὁ ἅγιος Νικ]όλ[αος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ριστ..
.πισε
ιτ,μεσ
οποταμ
– 

[Χ]ριστ[οφ(όρῳ) ἐ]πισκεπτίτ(ῃ) Μεσοποταμ(ίας)

Obverse

Bust of a bishop-saint, no doubt St. Nicholas, blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left hand. Remnants of a vertical inscription at right: ο|λ : [Ὁ ἅγιος Νικ]όλ[αος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ριστ..
.πισε
ιτ,μεσ
οποταμ
– 

[Χ]ριστ[οφ(όρῳ) ἐ]πισκεπτίτ(ῃ) Μεσοποταμ(ίας)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3313
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 55.1.

Better preserved specimens are published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 398, and Ebersolt, Sceaux, no. 383.