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Niketas bishop of Ionopolis (and chartoularios) of the Great Orphanotropheion (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ..–θ̅υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

+..R,θ,
τ.δ,
νικητ,επι
σ..π.νο
.ο.....
τορ..
ν,τροφ,

[Θ(εοτό)κε] β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ [σ]ῷ δού(λῳ) Νικήτ(ᾳ) ἐπισ[κό]π(ῳ) [Ἰ]ωνο[π]ό[λ(εως) (καὶ) χ(αρ)τ(ου)λ(αρίῳ)] τοῦ μ(ε)γ(άλου) ὀρ[φα]ν(ο)τροφ(είου)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ..–θ̅υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

+..R,θ,
τ.δ,
νικητ,επι
σ..π.νο
.ο.....
τορ..
ν,τροφ,

[Θ(εοτό)κε] β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ [σ]ῷ δού(λῳ) Νικήτ(ᾳ) ἐπισ[κό]π(ῳ) [Ἰ]ωνο[π]ό[λ(εως) (καὶ) χ(αρ)τ(ου)λ(αρίῳ)] τοῦ μ(ε)γ(άλου) ὀρ[φα]ν(ο)τροφ(είου)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2092
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 18.2

The reading of this seal has been restored according to parallel specimens published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 644, and in Sig., 155.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἰωνοπόλεως καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ μεγάλου ὀρφανοτροφείου.

Mother of God, help your servant Niketas, bishop of Ionopolis and chartoularios of the Great Orphanotropheion.