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Nicholas Niketes (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2454
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Partially effaced, lettering indistinct on reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1479.

Obverse

Bust of St. Menas, holding a martyr's cross. Details indistinct. On either side, traces of epigraphy: |μι|νΑ|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Μινάς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


.ικη
Τ̣̣Ν̣ικο
..ονμαρ
.Υ̣σσκε.
Ο̣Ι̣Σ̣

[Ν]ικήτην Νικό[λα]ον, μάρ[τ]υς, σκέ[π]οις

Translation

Νικήτην Νικόλαον, μάρτυς, σκέποις.

Martyr, may you protect Nicholas Niketes.

Commentary

The reading of the (rare) family name Niketes is by no means certain, as the first two lines of the reverse are not well preserved.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2454
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Partially effaced, lettering indistinct on reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1479.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2454
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Partially effaced, lettering indistinct on reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1479.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2454
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Partially effaced, lettering indistinct on reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1479.

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