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Niketas (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

A Latin cross adorned with pearls at the top and at the ends of the transverse bar. Tendrils rise on both sides. No epigraphy visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σ̅τ̅ρ̅ε
,θ,τσ,
λν
κητ

στ(αυ)ρέ, β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δούλῳ Ν(ι)κήτᾳ

Obverse

A Latin cross adorned with pearls at the top and at the ends of the transverse bar. Tendrils rise on both sides. No epigraphy visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σ̅τ̅ρ̅ε
,θ,τσ,
λν
κητ

στ(αυ)ρέ, β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δούλῳ Ν(ι)κήτᾳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1544
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2254.

Translation

σταυρέ, βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ.

O Cross, help your servant Niketas.

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