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Nikephoros Kastamonites (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1785
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Large portion chipped off on one side.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 59.

Obverse

St. Demeterios standing with a spear and a sword. Sigla faintly visible: Ι|Ο|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with a cross above. Border of dots.


Α̣Θ̣ΛΟΦΟΡΕ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣΜΕΚΑ
ΑΜΟΝΙΤ
ΙΚΕΤΗΝΝΙ
ΚΗΦΟΡΟΝ

Ἀθλοφόρε σκέποις με Κασταμονίτην οἰκέτην Νικηφόρον

Translation

Ἀθλοφόρε σκέποις με Κασταμονίτην οἰκέτην Νικηφόρον.

Triumphant one, may you protect me, [your] servant, Nikephoros Kastamonites.

Commentary

The inscription is metrical and consists of one dodecasyllabic and one septasyllabic verse. Two other seals in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, listed below, are parallel to this seal and one is likely related. Cf. Stavrakos, Die Byzantinischen Bleisiegel, p. 198.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1785
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Large portion chipped off on one side.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 59.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1785
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Large portion chipped off on one side.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 59.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1785
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Large portion chipped off on one side.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 59.