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Nicholas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion. Inscription : .Ρ̅Θ. : [Μ(ήτη)]ρ [Θ(εο)]ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, first line missing. Border of dots. 

...
...ΣΦΡ
ΓΗΣΚΥΡΟ
Σ̣ΑΤΑΣΝ
ΚΟΛΑΟΥ

[γραφὰς] σφρ[α]γὴς κυρο[ῦ]σα τὰς Ν[ι]κολάου

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion. Inscription : .Ρ̅Θ. : [Μ(ήτη)]ρ [Θ(εο)]ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, first line missing. Border of dots. 

...
...ΣΦΡ
ΓΗΣΚΥΡΟ
Σ̣ΑΤΑΣΝ
ΚΟΛΑΟΥ

[γραφὰς] σφρ[α]γὴς κυρο[ῦ]σα τὰς Ν[ι]κολάου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.893
Diameter 27.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγὴς κυροῦσα τὰς Νικολάου.

The seal secures the correspondence of Nicholas.

Commentary

Metrical inscription of twelve syllables. This seal should be added to the corpus of metrical seals compiled by Alexandra Wassiliou-Seibt.