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Niketas Xeros, spatharokandidatos and tourmarches of Seleukeia (tenth/eleventh centuries)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Niketas, beardless, with curly hair, wearing the chlamys. On either side is a vertical inscription: |Ν|ΙΚΤ|Α|Σ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ή)τας.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε,Θ,
ΝΙΚΗΤ,ΣΠ
Θ,ΚΝ/S
ΤΡΟΜΡΧ,
ΣΕΛΕΥΚ,.
Ξ.Ρ

K(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικήτ(ᾳ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) τρομάρχ(ῃ) Σελευκ(είας) [τ(ῷ)] Ξ[η]ρῷ

Obverse

Bust of St. Niketas, beardless, with curly hair, wearing the chlamys. On either side is a vertical inscription: |Ν|ΙΚΤ|Α|Σ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ή)τας.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε,Θ,
ΝΙΚΗΤ,ΣΠ
Θ,ΚΝ/S
ΤΡΟΜΡΧ,
ΣΕΛΕΥΚ,.
Ξ.Ρ

K(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικήτ(ᾳ) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) τρομάρχ(ῃ) Σελευκ(είας) [τ(ῷ)] Ξ[η]ρῷ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3409
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.24

Translation

Kύριε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ τρομάρχῃ Σελευκείας τῷ Ξηρῷ.

Lord, help Niketas Xeros, spatharokandidatos and tourmarches of Seleukeia.

Commentary

This is a member of a prominent family. For a list of Xeroi, see ODB 3:2210.