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Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)

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DO Seals 6, no. 85.3.


31 mm


Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)

Bust of Christ bearded, wearing a chiton and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: ισ̅ΧΣ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.


Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)

The emperor Nikephoros III standing on a round dais, wearing a crown (surmounted by a cross?) and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.


Ν[ικηφ]όρ() δεσπ(ό)τ() [τῷ Βοτανι]άτῃ.


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