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Niketas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, orans with medallion. Inscription: Μ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. A circular inscription, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΓΡΑΦΑΣΣΦ.Α̣Γ̣.Ζ̣

γραφὰς σφ[ρ]αγ[ί]ζω

Reverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas. Inscription : Ο|Ν|ΙΚ|Ο|Λ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Inscription around, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΛΟΓΟ̣Υ̣Σ̣ΤΟΥΝΙΚΗΤΑ

(καὶ) λόγους τοῦ Νικήτα

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, orans with medallion. Inscription: Μ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. A circular inscription, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΓΡΑΦΑΣΣΦ.Α̣Γ̣.Ζ̣

γραφὰς σφ[ρ]αγ[ί]ζω

Reverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas. Inscription : Ο|Ν|ΙΚ|Ο|Λ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Inscription around, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΛΟΓΟ̣Υ̣Σ̣ΤΟΥΝΙΚΗΤΑ

(καὶ) λόγους τοῦ Νικήτα

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1901
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 411b, where a similar seal is listed. The present seal should be added to that entry.

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

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους τοῦ Νικήτα.

I seal the letters and correspondence of Niketas.