Nikephoros bishop of Belebouzdion (eleventh century)
- Accession Number:
DO Seals 1, no. 31.2b.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 2019.
A similar seal was published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 630. The identifying legend on the Zacos specimen can be clearly read and reveals that the saint depicted is St. Nikephoros. Since the Zacos seal is rather weakly imprinted due to overstriking, it is not certain whether or not it is from the same boulloterion as this specimen or BZS.1918.104.22.168.
- 19 mm
A bust (of St. Nikephoros) holding a small martyr's cross. No inscription visible. Border of dots.
Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Βελεβουσδίου.
Theotokos, help Nikephoros bishop of Belebouzdion.