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Niketas (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Two saints raising their hands in supplication to an image of Christ on high. The epigraphy is poorly preserved. The saint on the right appears to be St Nicholas, as the letters visible between the two figures are: .|.|.|Ο|Λ||.|.: ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Νικ]όλα[ος]. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΙΧΗ
ΜΕΝΙΚΗ
ΤΝΤΟΝ
ΣΟΝΛ
ΤΡΙΝ

σκέποις διχῆ με Νικήταν τὸν σὸν λάτριν

Obverse

Two saints raising their hands in supplication to an image of Christ on high. The epigraphy is poorly preserved. The saint on the right appears to be St Nicholas, as the letters visible between the two figures are: .|.|.|Ο|Λ||.|.: ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Νικ]όλα[ος]. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΙΧΗ
ΜΕΝΙΚΗ
ΤΝΤΟΝ
ΣΟΝΛ
ΤΡΙΝ

σκέποις διχῆ με Νικήταν τὸν σὸν λάτριν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2089
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2014.

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

Translation

σκέποις διχῆ με Νικήταν τὸν σὸν λάτριν.

May you, in your separate ways, protect your servant Niketas.