Vladimir Livshits, Sogdian Sanak, A Manichaean Bishop of the 5th-Early 6th Century

In this paper the bullae found at the site of Kanka (Tashkent—Chach oasis) in 1995 are examined. There are twenty specimens depicting a male bust and bearing a Sogdian inscription, which on paleographical grounds can be dated to the 5th-early 6th century. This inscription runs: ‘spsk s’’nk kw’tynk | aespasak Sanak Kawatenak (Manichaean Bishop Sanak, son of Kawat).





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