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Niketas bishop (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

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 Νικήτα εὐτελοῦ(ς) ἐπισκ(όπου)

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 Νικήτα εὐτελοῦ(ς) ἐπισκ(όπου)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.118
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 998; see also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 118.

Translation

Σφραγὶς Νικήτᾳ εὐτελοῦς ἐπισκόπου.

Seal of the humble bishop Niketas.

Commentary

The reverse inscription is a dodecasyllable.