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Nikephoros Gabalas (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear with his right hand and a shield with his left. On either side, epigraphy: Ο|α|γι|ο|σθ|εο|δ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


σκεποισ
μεμαρτυσ
γααλαν
νικηφο
ρον

σκέποις με, μάρτυς, Γαβαλᾶν Νικηφόρον

Obverse

St. Theodore standing, holding a spear with his right hand and a shield with his left. On either side, epigraphy: Ο|α|γι|ο|σθ|εο|δ|ρο|σ : ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


σκεποισ
μεμαρτυσ
γααλαν
νικηφο
ρον

σκέποις με, μάρτυς, Γαβαλᾶν Νικηφόρον

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.136
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 669; see also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2066.

Translation

σκέποις με, μάρτυς, Γαβαλᾶν Νικηφόρον.

Martyr, may you protect me, Nikephoros Gabalas.

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