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Niketas patrikios and strategos of the Peloponnesos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1430
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.34.

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Πελοποννήσου.

Mother of God, help your servant Niketas patrikios and strategos of the Peloponnesos.

Commentary

A remarkably well-crafted and beautifully rendered lead seal.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1430
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.34.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1430
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.34.

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