Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.19188.8.131.52 (formerly Fogg 9)
DO Seals 6, no. 85.6; Zacos–Veglery, no. 98a.
- 31 mm
- 27 mm
- 20.92 g
Bust of Christ lightly bearded, wearing a chiton 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: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.
The emperor Nikephoros III standing on a round dais and wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and decorated with four dots. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Νικηφόρ(ῳ) δεσπότ(ῃ) τῷ Βοτανιάτ[ῃ].
Νικηφόρῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Βοτανιάτῃ.
Nikephoros Botaneiates, despotes.