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Niketas Sarantenos (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


ΣΑΡΑΝ
ΤΟΝΝΙΚΗ
ΤΑΝΑΓΜΕ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
  

Σαραντηνὸν Νικήταν, ἁγνή, σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


ΣΑΡΑΝ
ΤΟΝΝΙΚΗ
ΤΑΝΑΓΜΕ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
  

Σαραντηνὸν Νικήταν, ἁγνή, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.691
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1895 (with a slightly different reading).

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

Translation

Σαραντηνὸν Νικήταν, ἁγνή, σκέποις.

Holy One, may you protect Niketas Sarantenos.