Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)
DO Seals 6 no. 85.6; Zacos–Veglery, no. 98a.
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].
The emperor’s labarum seems to be decorated with a large pellet at left and at right a column of two dots.