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Nikephoros Mesanyktes, spatharokandidatos and topoteretes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: |νι|κολ|ο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
νηκη
.ορ,σπθ
κ̣νˊτο
ποτηριτˊ
ομεσν̣.
κτη.
  

Νηκη[φ]όρ(ος) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(ᾶτος) (καὶ) τοποτηριτ(ὴς) ὁ Μεσαν[ύ]κτη[ς]

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: |νι|κολ|ο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
νηκη
.ορ,σπθ
κ̣νˊτο
ποτηριτˊ
ομεσν̣.
κτη.
  

Νηκη[φ]όρ(ος) σπαθ(αρο)κανδ(ι)δ(ᾶτος) (καὶ) τοποτηριτ(ὴς) ὁ Μεσαν[ύ]κτη[ς]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.561
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Orghidan, no. 453.

Translation

Νηκηφόρος σπαθαροκανδιδᾶτος καὶ τοποτηριτὴς ὁ Μεσανύκτης.

Nikephoros Mesanyktes, spatharokandidatos and topoteretes.

Commentary

For further references to the family name Mesanyktes, see Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2723.