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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Poorly preserved bust of a saint (to be identified reverse inscription as St. Nikephoros) holding a martyr's cross. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σκεπ,
μετον
σονοικε
τη...Κ̣η
φορε

σκέπ(ε) με τὸν σὸν οἰκέτη[ν, Νι]κηφόρε

Obverse

Poorly preserved bust of a saint (to be identified reverse inscription as St. Nikephoros) holding a martyr's cross. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σκεπ,
μετον
σονοικε
τη...Κ̣η
φορε

σκέπ(ε) με τὸν σὸν οἰκέτη[ν, Νι]κηφόρε

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3352
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2112.

Translation

σκέπε με τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην, Νικηφόρε.

Nikephoros, protect your servant.

Commentary

It cannot be assumed from the invocation to the saint that the owner's name was Nikephoros.