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Nikephoros patrikios and strategos of the Kibyrraiotai (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla, placed between two large pellets: |Θ̅Υ̅|: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines with pellets (only one visible) flanking letters of final line. Border of dots.

ΘΚ
ΝΚΗΚ
ΠΤΡ
ΣΤΡ
ΤˋΚΥ
Ο

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νηκηφόρ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Κυβυρρεοτῶν

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla, placed between two large pellets: |Θ̅Υ̅|: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines with pellets (only one visible) flanking letters of final line. Border of dots.

ΘΚ
ΝΚΗΚ
ΠΤΡ
ΣΤΡ
ΤˋΚΥ
Ο

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νηκηφόρ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῶν Κυβυρρεοτῶν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1363
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.27.
Cf. a complete specimen from the same boulloterion published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 637.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.