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Nikephoros (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Faintly preserved bust of the Mother of God. Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. A cross or a decoration above; details indistinct. Border of dots.

Ν̣ικηφ,
Δ̣εσποι
ν,Σ̣ονδ
Λ̣,.κεπ,

Νικηφ(όρον), δέσποιν(α), σὸν δούλ(ον) [σ]κέπ(οις)

Obverse

Faintly preserved bust of the Mother of God. Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. A cross or a decoration above; details indistinct. Border of dots.

Ν̣ικηφ,
Δ̣εσποι
ν,Σ̣ονδ
Λ̣,.κεπ,

Νικηφ(όρον), δέσποιν(α), σὸν δούλ(ον) [σ]κέπ(οις)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2535
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1480a.

Translation

Νικηφόρον, δέσποινα, σὸν δούλον σκέποις.

Lady, may you protect your servant Nikephoros.

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