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Niketas Kostomyres (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Episkepsis) orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


αγνημε
φρουρει
νικηταν
κοστομ
υρην

Ἀγνὴ, μὲ φρούρει Νικήταν Κοστομύρην

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Episkepsis) orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


αγνημε
φρουρει
νικηταν
κοστομ
υρην

Ἀγνὴ, μὲ φρούρει Νικήταν Κοστομύρην

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1588
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 13.

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

Translation

Ἀγνὴ, μὲ φρούρει Νικήταν Κοστομύρην.

Holy one, protect me, Niketas Kostomyres.