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Niketas patrikios and strategos of the Peloponnesos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin seated on a lyre-backed throne holding Christ on her lap. Sigla: .Θ: Μήτηρ Θεο. On either side of her halo, a circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛˋ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines preceded and followed by a decoration. A circular inscription within a border of dots completes the invocation:


ΝΙΚΗ
ΤΑΠΑΤΡ
ΙΚΙ.



Κ,ΣΤΡΑ..ΓΠΕΛΟΠΟΝΝΗΣ

 

Νικήτᾳ πατρικί καὶ στρατηγῷ Πελοποννήσου

Obverse

The Virgin seated on a lyre-backed throne holding Christ on her lap. Sigla: .Θ: Μήτηρ Θεο. On either side of her halo, a circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛˋ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines preceded and followed by a decoration. A circular inscription within a border of dots completes the invocation:


ΝΙΚΗ
ΤΑΠΑΤΡ
ΙΚΙ.



Κ,ΣΤΡΑ..ΓΠΕΛΟΠΟΝΝΗΣ

 

Νικήτᾳ πατρικί καὶ στρατηγῷ Πελοποννήσου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1430
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.34.

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