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Nikephoros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint George, with nimbus, holding spear in right hand, shield in left. Inscription in two columns : .|Γ|Ε̣|.|Ρ|Γ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Γε[ώ]ργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ̣Π,ΜΕ
ΜΡΤ,Λ
ΤΡΙΝΝΙΚΗ
ΦΟΡΟ,

σκέπ(ε) με, μάρτ(υς) λάτριν Νικηφόρο(ν)

Obverse

Bust of Saint George, with nimbus, holding spear in right hand, shield in left. Inscription in two columns : .|Γ|Ε̣|.|Ρ|Γ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Γε[ώ]ργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ̣Π,ΜΕ
ΜΡΤ,Λ
ΤΡΙΝΝΙΚΗ
ΦΟΡΟ,

σκέπ(ε) με, μάρτ(υς) λάτριν Νικηφόρο(ν)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3711
Diameter 19.0 mm

Translation

σκέπε με μάρτυς λάτριν Νικηφόρον.

Martyr, help me, your servant Nikephoros. 

Commentary

This metrical inscription should be added to the corpus assembled by Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden.