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Nikephoros (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding a spear and shield. Details indistinct. Traces of epigraphy at right: Τ|ρι : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημή]τρι[ος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σκε
ποισαγ.
εσον..
λοννικη
φορον

σκέποις, ἅγ[ι]ε, σὸν [δοῦ]λον Νικηφόρον

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding a spear and shield. Details indistinct. Traces of epigraphy at right: Τ|ρι : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημή]τρι[ος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σκε
ποισαγ.
εσον..
λοννικη
φορον

σκέποις, ἅγ[ι]ε, σὸν [δοῦ]λον Νικηφόρον

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1553
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1960.

Translation

σκέποις, ἅγιε, σὸν δοῦλον Νικηφόρον.

Holy One, may you protect your servant Nikephoros.

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