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Niketas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of the Virgin, details obscure. Traces of epigraphy: ̅.. : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.Κ̣ΕΠ̣
..ΝΑΓΝΕ
..ΚΕΤΗΝ̣
.Ο̣ΝΝΙΚΗ̣
ΤΑΝ 

[σ]κέπ[ε], [πά]ναγνε, [οἰ]κέτην [σ]ὸν Νικήταν

Obverse

Standing figure of the Virgin, details obscure. Traces of epigraphy: ̅.. : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.Κ̣ΕΠ̣
..ΝΑΓΝΕ
..ΚΕΤΗΝ̣
.Ο̣ΝΝΙΚΗ̣
ΤΑΝ 

[σ]κέπ[ε], [πά]ναγνε, [οἰ]κέτην [σ]ὸν Νικήταν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3720
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

σκέπε, πάναγνε, οἰκέτην σὸν Νικήταν.

All-holy one, protect your servant Niketas.

Commentary

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