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Niketas Kastamonites (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.353
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Partially effaced on both sides.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God faintly visible. No sigla or border visible. 

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.


ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΚΗΤΑ
ΚΑΤΑ
ΜΟΝΙΤΗ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ Κασταμονίτῃ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ Κασταμονίτῃ.

Mother of God, help Niketas Kastamonites.

Commentary

One parallel to this seal, listed below, is found in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection. Two other parallels, or closely related seals, are preserved at the Hermitage (Hermitage M-10337) and in the Orghidan Collection (Orghidan 440), both mentioned in Katsaros, Iōannēs Kastamonitēs, p. 130. 

Accession number BZS.1958.106.353
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Partially effaced on both sides.
Accession number BZS.1958.106.353
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Partially effaced on both sides.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.353
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Partially effaced on both sides.

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