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Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ lightly bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Nikephoros III standing on a square dais, wearing a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

νικηορ,δεσπ,τ,.ωοτανιατη

Νικηφόρ() δεσπ(ό)τ() [τ] Βοτανιάτῃ.

Obverse

Bust of Christ lightly bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Nikephoros III standing on a square dais, wearing a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

νικηορ,δεσπ,τ,.ωοτανιατη

Νικηφόρ() δεσπ(ό)τ() [τ] Βοτανιάτῃ.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1681
Diameter 31.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.9.

Translation

Νικηφόρ δεσπότ τ Βοτανιάτῃ.

Nikephoros Botaneiates, despotes.