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Nikephoros Doukas, sebastos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡ
ΓΙΣΣΕΑ
ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΤ
ΚΑΡΙΑΝ
Γ̣Ε̣Ν̣Ο̣ΥΣΕΧΟΝ
ΤΟΣΕΚΑΣΙ
ΛΕΝ

σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Νικηφόρου τοῦ Δούκα ῥίζαν ἔχοντος ἐκ βασιλέων

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡ
ΓΙΣΣΕΑ
ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΤ
ΚΑΡΙΑΝ
Γ̣Ε̣Ν̣Ο̣ΥΣΕΧΟΝ
ΤΟΣΕΚΑΣΙ
ΛΕΝ

σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Νικηφόρου τοῦ Δούκα ῥίζαν ἔχοντος ἐκ βασιλέων

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4027
Diameter 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2845b.

Translation

σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Νικηφόρου τοῦ Δούκα ῥίζαν ἔχοντος ἐκ βασιλέων.

Seal of the sebastos Nikephoros Doukas who traces his lineage from emperors.

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