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Niketas Xiphilinos, judge and koiaistor (1098)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.546
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel on the obverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1116; Bulles métriques, no. 555; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 105.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines preceded by a small cross. Border of dots.


χρΉζεισ
μαθεῖν
γνΏριζε
κοιαΊστ
ραμε

χρήζεις μαθεῖν; γνώριζε κοιαίστωρά με

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded by a small cross. Border of dots.


κριτ̀
νικΉταν
τονξιφι
λῖνονγΈ
νοσ

κριτὴν Νικήταν τὸν Ξιφιλῖνον γένος

Translation

Χρήζεις μαθεῖν; Γνώριζε κοιαίστωρά με κριτὴν Νικήταν τὸν Ξιφιλῖνον γένος.

Do you wish to know? Know that I am the koiaistor and judge Niketas, Xiphilinos by descent.

Commentary

See Oikonomides's comments in Dated Seals, p. 102, on this and other seals of Niketas Xiphilinos who certified a copy of the will of Kale Pakouriane, a document from which his seal still hangs.

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses. Note the use of accent marks.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.546
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel on the obverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1116; Bulles métriques, no. 555; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 105.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.546
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel on the obverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1116; Bulles métriques, no. 555; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 105.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.546
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel on the obverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1116; Bulles métriques, no. 555; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 105.