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Nikephoros Dermokaites, sebastos (thirteenth/fourteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

νικη
ορσ
ρσΜΤ̣
ρ
̣νερ

Νικηφόρου σφράγισμα τῶν γραφῶν φέρ(ω)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

δερμ
οκιτο
σεο
υτι
ν

Δερμοκαΐτο[υ] σεβαστοῦ τὴν ἀξίαν

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

νικη
ορσ
ρσΜΤ̣
ρ
̣νερ

Νικηφόρου σφράγισμα τῶν γραφῶν φέρ(ω)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

δερμ
οκιτο
σεο
υτι
ν

Δερμοκαΐτο[υ] σεβαστοῦ τὴν ἀξίαν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1406
Diameter 34.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1513.

Translation

Νικηφόρου σφράγισμα τῶν γραφῶν φέρω Δερμοκαΐτου σεβαστοῦ τὴν ἀξίαν.

I bear the seal of the writings of Nikephoros Dermokaites, sebastos by title.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt suggests that the owner of this seal may be identical with a sebastos named Dermokaites recorded (without his Christian name) in 1306/1307. Note also a Nikephoros Dermokaites recorded in a cleverly worded metrical verse on an early thirteenth-century seal (Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1300).

Note the interesting ligatures and the unusual sigma (σ) at the beginning of the third line of the reverse.