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Nikephoros Kastamonites (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2437
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Badly effaced on obverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 59.

Obverse

St. Demeterios standing with a spear and a sword. Sigla faintly visible:Ο|Α|Γ|Ι|ΟΔ̣|Η̣|Μ|Η : Ὁ ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with a cross above. Border of dots.


ΑΘΛΟΦΟΡΕ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣΜΕΚΑ
ΑΜΟΝΙΤ
ΟΙΚΕΤΗΝΝΙ
ΚΗΦΟΡΟΝ

Ἀθλοφόρε σκέποις με Κασταμονίτην οἰκέτην Νικηφόρον

Translation

Ἀθλοφόρε σκέποις με Κασταμονίτην οἰκέτην Νικηφόρον.

Triumphant one, may you protect me, [your] servant, Nikephoros Kastamonites.

Commentary

The inscription is metrical and consists of one dodecasyllabic and one septasyllabic verse. Two other seals in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, listed below, are parallel to this seal and one is likely related. Cf. Stavrakos, Die Byzantinischen Bleisiegel, p. 198.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2437
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Badly effaced on obverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 59.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2437
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Badly effaced on obverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 59.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2437
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Badly effaced on obverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 59.