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Niketas bishop (thirteenth/fourteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.118
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 998.

Obverse

A saint-deacon, perhaps St. Stephen, holding a swinging censer, and an object in his left hand (details unclear). The remnants of an illegible inscription are visible on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Linear border.


ΣΦΡΓΙΣ
ΝΙΚΗΤ
ΕΥΤΕΛ
ΕΠΙΣΚ,

Σφραγὶς Νικήτᾳ εὐτελοῦς ἐπισκόπου

Translation

Σφραγὶς Νικήτᾳ εὐτελοῦς ἐπισκόπου.

Seal of the lowly bishop Niketas.

Commentary

The late dating of this seal (Laurent dates it to the eleventh) is based on the form of the  found in the reverse inscription.

The reverse inscription is a dodecasyllable.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.118
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 998.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.118
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 998.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.118
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 998.

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