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Nikephoros patrikios, praipositos, and vestarches (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a long cross in his left hand. Details indistinct. No traces of epigraphy remain. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ν̣ικηφ.
.πατρικ,
π̣ραιποσ,
..εστα.
χ̣

Νικηφ[όρ(ῳ)] πατρικ(ίῳ) πραιποσ(ίτῳ) [(καὶ) β]εστά[ρ]χ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a long cross in his left hand. Details indistinct. No traces of epigraphy remain. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ν̣ικηφ.
.πατρικ,
π̣ραιποσ,
..εστα.
χ̣

Νικηφ[όρ(ῳ)] πατρικ(ίῳ) πραιποσ(ίτῳ) [(καὶ) β]εστά[ρ]χ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2816
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Extremely worn.

Translation

Νικηφόρῳ πατρικίῳ, πραιποσίτῳ, καὶ βεστάρχῃ.

Nikephoros patrikios, praipositos, and vestarches.

Commentary

The reading of this partially effaced seal has been confirmed with reference to the better preserved parallel noted in this entry.