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Niketas (imperial?) kandidatos

Accession number BZS.1947.2.451
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Heavily worn.


Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); visible in lower left quarter: Δ. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ


Inscription in three lines. Indeterminate border.


Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ? κανδιδάτ


Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ (?) κανδιδάτῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Niketas, imperial (?) kandidatos.


The seal is heavily worn, rendering its reading uncertain. While we read the name on the reverse as Niketas, Nikephoros is also possible. We cannot be certain if there is room for the letter  abbreviation before the title kandidatos.