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Niketas (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St. Niketas standing, holding a spear and shield. On either side, sigla: Ο|Α|ΓΙ|Ο,ΝΙ|ΚΗ|ΤΑ|Σ: ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Νικήτας. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
ΟΜΟΝΥ
ΜΟΣΜΟΙ
ΤΝΓ̣Ρ̣Α̣
ΝΜ..
ΤΥΣ
Υ̣Λ̣Α̣Ξ̣

ὁμόνυμός μοι τῶν γραφῶν μ[άρ]τυς φύλαξ

Obverse

St. Niketas standing, holding a spear and shield. On either side, sigla: Ο|Α|ΓΙ|Ο,ΝΙ|ΚΗ|ΤΑ|Σ: ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Νικήτας. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
ΟΜΟΝΥ
ΜΟΣΜΟΙ
ΤΝΓ̣Ρ̣Α̣
ΝΜ..
ΤΥΣ
Υ̣Λ̣Α̣Ξ̣

ὁμόνυμός μοι τῶν γραφῶν μ[άρ]τυς φύλαξ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2397
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1644.

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

Translation

ὁμόνυμός μοι τῶν γραφῶν μάρτυς φύλαξ.

The martyr of the same name is the guardian of my letters.