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Nikephoros Kastamonites (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2346
Diameter 22 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios, holding a spear and a shield. Sigla: Ο|ΔΗ|Τ|Ρ.|Ο: ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

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


.ΚΕΠΙΣ
ΜΡΤΙΣΝ
.ΚΙΟΡΟ
ΚΣΤΜ
.ΝΙΤ,

Σκέπις μάρτις Νικιφόρον Κασταμονίτην

Translation

Σκέπις μάρτις Νικιφόρον Κασταμονίτην.

Martyr, may you protect Nikephoros Kastamonites.

Commentary

Several other seals in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, listed below, bear the name Nikephoros Kastamonites and are likely related to this specimen. Cf. Stavrakos, Die Byzantinischen Bleisiegel, p. 198.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2346
Diameter 22 mm
Accession number BZS.1958.106.2346
Diameter 22 mm

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