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Nikephoros Diabatenos, praipositos and patrikios (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Floriated cross with X on crossing, atop three steps. Inscription at circumference. Indeterminate border. 

ΣΤΑ ...

Στα[υρὲ βοήθει] 

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots. 

.ΣΔ,
..ΗΦΟΡ,
...Ι̣ΠΟΣ,Τ,
...ΚΙΤ,
...ΑΤ
.Ν

[τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) [Νικ]ηφόρῳ [πρα]ιποσ(ί)τ(ῳ) [π(ατ)ρι]κίῳ τ(ῷ) Διαβατ[η]νῷ

Obverse

Floriated cross with X on crossing, atop three steps. Inscription at circumference. Indeterminate border. 

ΣΤΑ ...

Στα[υρὲ βοήθει] 

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots. 

.ΣΔ,
..ΗΦΟΡ,
...Ι̣ΠΟΣ,Τ,
...ΚΙΤ,
...ΑΤ
.Ν

[τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) [Νικ]ηφόρῳ [πρα]ιποσ(ί)τ(ῳ) [π(ατ)ρι]κίῳ τ(ῷ) Διαβατ[η]νῷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2564
Diameter 28.0 mm

Translation

Σταυρὲ βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικηφόρῳ πραιποσίτῳ πατρικίῳ τῷ Διαβατηνῷ.

Holy Cross, protect your servant Nikephoros Diabetenos, praipositos and patrikios.

Commentary

The owner of this seal is the same Nikephoros Diabatenos attested as patrikios, praipositos, and anagrapheus of the Kibyrraiotai sometime between the years 1060-1080; see PBW: Nikephoros 20150.