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Niketas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas, with nimbus. Inscription in two columns : |Ν̣|Ι̣|Κ̣Ο̣|Λ|  : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ[αος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΜΕ
ΜΑΡΤ,ΝΙ
ΚΗΤ,ΣΟΝ
ΟΙΚΕΤ

σκέποις μὲ, μάρτ(υς), Νικήτ(αν) σὸν οἰκέτ(ην)

Obverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas, with nimbus. Inscription in two columns : |Ν̣|Ι̣|Κ̣Ο̣|Λ|  : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ[αος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΜΕ
ΜΑΡΤ,ΝΙ
ΚΗΤ,ΣΟΝ
ΟΙΚΕΤ

σκέποις μὲ, μάρτ(υς), Νικήτ(αν) σὸν οἰκέτ(ην)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3710
Diameter 15.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm

Translation

σκέποις μὲ, μάρτυς, Νικήταν σὸν οἰκέτην.

Martyr, may you protect me, your servant Niketas.

Commentary

This inscription should be added to the corpus of metrical seals assembled by Alexandra Wassiliou-Seibt.