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Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1683
Diameter 33 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.11.

Obverse

Bust of Christ lightly bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Nikephoros III standing on a round dais, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. The cross surmounting the globus is off-center to the right. Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

..............τωοτανιατη

[Νικηφόρ() δεσπότ()] τῷ Βοτανιάτῃ.

Translation

Νικηφόρ δεσπότ τῷ Βοτανιάτῃ.

Nikephoros Botaneiates, despotes.

Commentary

The cover of the book Christ holds is decorated with a bull’s-eye in center (see also BZS.1951.31.5.1680).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1683
Diameter 33 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.11.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1683
Diameter 33 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.11.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1683
Diameter 33 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.11.

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