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Niketas Kourtikios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God. Faintly visible sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with a cross above. Linear border.


ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΠΑΝΑΓΝ.
ΝΙΚΗΤΑΝ
ΤΟΝΚΟΥΡ
ΤΙΚΗΝ

Σκέποις Πάναγνε Νικήταν τὸν Κουρτίκην

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God. Faintly visible sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with a cross above. Linear border.


ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΠΑΝΑΓΝ.
ΝΙΚΗΤΑΝ
ΤΟΝΚΟΥΡ
ΤΙΚΗΝ

Σκέποις Πάναγνε Νικήταν τὸν Κουρτίκην

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3973
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2162 (reading the name as Kourtikes).

Translation

Σκέποις Πάναγνε Νικήταν τὸν Κουρτίκην.

All-Holy One, may you protect Niketas Kourtikios.

Commentary

An alternative reading of the surname on this seal might be Kourtikes. Jordanov (Jordanov, Corpus II, p. 245) suggests the reading Kourtikios and lists this seal along with other seals belonging to the representatives of the Kourtikios family.