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Niketas imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding a medallion of Christ. Remains of a circular inscription: ΘΚΕΟΗΘ. : Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ[ει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

...ΗΤ
./ΣΠΘ
ϗ.ΠΡΧ
ΠΟΛΕ

[Νικ]ήτᾳ [β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) [ἐ]πάρχ(ῳ) Πόλεω[ς]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding a medallion of Christ. Remains of a circular inscription: ΘΚΕΟΗΘ. : Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ[ει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

...ΗΤ
./ΣΠΘ
ϗ.ΠΡΧ
ΠΟΛΕ

[Νικ]ήτᾳ [β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) [ἐ]πάρχ(ῳ) Πόλεω[ς]

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.2703
Diameter 32.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 22.7.

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπάρχῳ Πόλεως.

Mother of God, help your servant Niketas imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City.