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Nikephoros Batatzes, proedros and doux of Bulgaria (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5695
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Slightly oxidized.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 29.3.
Laurent, "Deux nouveaux gouverneurs de la Bulgarie byzantine," RESEE 7 (1969) 144-48. A parallel specimen in the Hermitage collection is published by V. Šandrovskaja in Bulgarsko srednovekovie: Sbornik I. Dijčev, 148.

Obverse

High-relief image of St. Demetrios standing frontally, holding a spear and a shield resting on the ground. Inscription in two columns: |ΔΗ|Μ|ΗΤ|ΡΙ|Ο|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines; ornament at bottom. Border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘ,
ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ
ΠΡΟΕΔΡ
ΔΟΥΚΙΛ
ΓΑΡΙΑΣΤ
ΑΤΑΗ
·

Κύριε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ προέδρῳ καὶ δουκὶ Βουλγαρίας τῷ Βατάτζῃ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ προέδρῳ καὶ δουκὶ Βουλγαρίας τῷ Βατάτζῃ.

Lord, help Nikephoros Batatzes, proedros and doux of Bulgaria.

Commentary

Laurent argues on the basis of the title of proedros that Nikephoros became doux of Bulgaria only after 107-, and outlines his career. For other seals of Nikephoros Batatzes, with an attempt to establish his career, see Seibt, Bleisiegel, 242-43.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5695
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Slightly oxidized.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 29.3.
Laurent, "Deux nouveaux gouverneurs de la Bulgarie byzantine," RESEE 7 (1969) 144-48. A parallel specimen in the Hermitage collection is published by V. Šandrovskaja in Bulgarsko srednovekovie: Sbornik I. Dijčev, 148.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5695
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Slightly oxidized.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 29.3.
Laurent, "Deux nouveaux gouverneurs de la Bulgarie byzantine," RESEE 7 (1969) 144-48. A parallel specimen in the Hermitage collection is published by V. Šandrovskaja in Bulgarsko srednovekovie: Sbornik I. Dijčev, 148.

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