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Nikephoros archbishop of Anchialos (eleventh century

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5236
Diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 73.2.

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding scepter and globus. Inscription in two columns: Μ|ΙΧ|Α: Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, cross above. Border of dots.


ΚΕ̅,θ,
νικηφο
ροτοαρ
χιεπισκο
ποσαγχι
αλου

Κύριε βοήθει Νικηφόρο το ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Ἀγχιάλου

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Νικηφόρο το ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Ἀγχιάλου.

Lord, help Nikephoros the archbishop of Anchialos.

Commentary

An interesting syntactical error: the dative Νικηφόρῳ followed by the article τῷ (most unusual in this position, but note that the same peculiarity appears on DO Seals 1, no. 73.3 = BZS 1958.106.1389) and the nominative ἀρχιεπίσκοπος. All this indicates a poor knowledge of Greek on the part of the engraver (if not the owner) of the seal.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5236
Diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 73.2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5236
Diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 73.2.