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Nikephoros Modenos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the Child in her lap. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΡΣ
ΜΟΗΝΟΥ
ΤΝΓ
ΝΙΚΗΟ
ΡΟΥ 

σφραγὶς Μοδηνοῦ τῶν γραφῶν Νικηφόρου

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the Child in her lap. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΡΣ
ΜΟΗΝΟΥ
ΤΝΓ
ΝΙΚΗΟ
ΡΟΥ 

σφραγὶς Μοδηνοῦ τῶν γραφῶν Νικηφόρου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1277
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2639.

Translation

σφραγὶς Μοδηνοῦ τῶν γραφῶν Νικηφόρου.

Seal of the writings of Nikephoros Modenos.

Commentary

The owner of this seal may be the Nikephoros Modenos attested as a magistros about the years 1050-1060 and later as a protokouropalates. See Wassiliou-Seibt's comments on this seal.