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Leo Nikerites, doux (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross above. Border of thick dots.


σρα
γισλε
οντος

σφραγὶς Λέοντος

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of thick dots.

δου
κοστου
νικερι
του

δουκὸς τοῦ Νικερίτου

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross above. Border of thick dots.


σρα
γισλε
οντος

σφραγὶς Λέοντος

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of thick dots.

δου
κοστου
νικερι
του

δουκὸς τοῦ Νικερίτου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1259
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2526.

Translation

σφραγὶς Λέοντος δουκὸς τοῦ Νικερίτου.

Seal of the doux Leo Nikerites.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt identifies this Leo Nikerites as the eunuch and general of Alexios Komnenos who held a number of high-ranking positions between 1090 and the early twelfth century.

The engraver appears to have made an error in the first line of the obverse where the letter Ρ is rendered as Γ.