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Nikephoros priest (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion of Christ. Sigla: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Linear border.


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Σκέποις, Πάναγνε, τὸν θύτην Νικηφόρον

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion of Christ. Sigla: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Linear border.


ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΠΑΝΑΓΝΕ
ΤΟΝΘΥΤ
ΝΙΚΗΦΟ
ΡΟΝ

Σκέποις, Πάναγνε, τὸν θύτην Νικηφόρον

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5004
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1892. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2175.

Translation

Σκέποις, Πάναγνε, τὸν θύτην Νικηφόρον.

May you protect, All-holy Virgin, your priest Nikephoros.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.

Bibliography

  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)
  • Corpus der byzantinischen Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, Vol. 2, Siegellegenden von Ny bis inklusive Sphragis (Open in Zotero)