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Nikephoros Doukas, sebastos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines (bottom line missing). Border of dots.

.ΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΕΑΝΙΚΗ
ΦΟΡ
ΤΚΑ
....Ν̣ΓΕΝΟΥΣ
....ΤΟΣΕΚ
....Λ̣Ε
..

[σ]φραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Νικηφόρου τοῦ Δούκα [ῥίζα]ν γένους [ἔχον]τος ἐκ [βασι]λέ[ων]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines (bottom line missing). Border of dots.

.ΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΕΑΝΙΚΗ
ΦΟΡ
ΤΚΑ
....Ν̣ΓΕΝΟΥΣ
....ΤΟΣΕΚ
....Λ̣Ε
..

[σ]φραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Νικηφόρου τοῦ Δούκα [ῥίζα]ν γένους [ἔχον]τος ἐκ [βασι]λέ[ων]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1658
Diameter 32.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

Translation

σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Νικηφόρου τοῦ Δούκα ῥίζαν γένους ἔχοντος ἐκ βασιλέων.

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

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