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Nikephoros (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2717
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 230 (with the preferred reading).

Obverse

Bust of St. George. Sigla in two columns: |ΓΕ|Ρ|Γ|Ι,: Ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

γερ
γιεπρο
ιθητ
νικηφο
ρ

Γεώργιε πρόστιθη τῷ Νικηφόρῳ

Translation

Γεώργιε πρόστιθη τῷ Νικηφόρῳ.

George, be of support to Nikephoros.

Commentary

Cheynet read the inscription as σφραγὶς Κρατεροῦ τοῦ Νικηφόρου (in La société byzantine, vol. 2, 583-598), but Wassiliou-Seibt's reading renders the inscription correctly and as a proper twelve-syllable verse.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2717
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 230 (with the preferred reading).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2717
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 230 (with the preferred reading).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2717
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 230 (with the preferred reading).

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