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Byzantine lead seal of a Nikos?

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Arminius:
Please correct me if my attribution is wrong or incomplete:



Byzantine lead seal, a Nikos or Nikolaos ?, ca. 900-1100 AD.,
lead seal (17-18 mm / 4,91 g), holed,
Obv.: Θ / ΓE / ... , bust of St. George, nimbate, facing.
Rev.: KЄ BO/ ΘO Δω S / NIKOV , - K(yri)e Bo(hthei) / To Doulo Su / Nikou - Lord help / your servant / Nikos.
Ref  ??? .

joma-tk:
As far as I can see  8)
 :Greek_Kappa: :Greek_epsilon:  :Greek_Beta: :Greek_Omicron: :Greek_Eta:
 :Greek_Theta: :Greek_epsilon: :Greek_Omicron: :Greek_Delta: :Greek_Omega: :Greek_Rho:
 :Greek_epsilon: :Greek_Pi: :Greek_Iota: C  :Greek_Kappa: :Greek_Omicron: :Greek_Pi_3:

So it rather reffers to a Theodore who was bishop of ......

tk

Arminius:
Thanks!

Gert:
The obverse seems to depict a bald and bearded saint. This excludes George. From the silhouet you would think Nicholas.
Regards
Gert

joma-tk:
I was thinking the same thing ;)
The  :Greek_Gamma: we see on obverse signifies  not   :Greek_Gamma: :Greek_epsilon: :Greek_Omega: :Greek_Rho: :Greek_Gamma: :Greek_Iota: :Greek_Omicron: :GreeK_Sigma:  (George)
but  :Greek_Alpha: :Greek_Gamma: :Greek_Iota: :Greek_Omicron: :GreeK_Sigma:  (Saint)
and indeed the face looks like Nickolas
tk

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