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Nikephoros spatharokoubikoularios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2462
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at bottom, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2963.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Bottom line missing. A decoration above. Border of dots.


σφρα
γισφυλα
κτηρτησγρα
φησνικη
...

Σφραγὶς φυλακτὴρ τῆς γραφῆς Νικηφόρου

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, bottom line only partially preserved. A decoration above. Border of dots.


σπαθη
φορουν
τοσενκου
ικουλα
ριοισ

σπαθηφοροῦντος ἐν κουβικουλαρίοις

Translation

Σφραγὶς φυλακτὴρ τῆς γραφῆς Νικηφόρου σπαθηφοροῦντος ἐν κουβικουλαρίοις.

The seal protects the correspondence of the spatharokoubikoularios Nikephoros.

Commentary

Two twelve-syllable verses identifying the owner as a eunuch holding the dignity of spatharokoubikoularios, here expressed in a circumlocution translated literally as a "sword-bearer among the chamberlains."

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2462
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at bottom, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2963.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2462
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at bottom, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2963.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2462
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at bottom, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2963.

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