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Nikephoros Loukites, monk (?) (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

A standing figure of St. Nicholas. Illegible traces of epigraphy. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Linear border.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙ,
ΤΑΠΝ
ΛΟΥΚΙΤ
ΝΙΚΗΦΟ
ΡΟΥ

Σφραγὶς ταπεινοῦ Λουκίτου Νικηφόρου

Obverse

A standing figure of St. Nicholas. Illegible traces of epigraphy. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Linear border.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙ,
ΤΑΠΝ
ΛΟΥΚΙΤ
ΝΙΚΗΦΟ
ΡΟΥ

Σφραγὶς ταπεινοῦ Λουκίτου Νικηφόρου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3887
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2918.

Translation

Σφραγὶς ταπεινοῦ Λουκίτου Νικηφόρου.

Seal of the humble Nikephoros Loukites.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. The owner calls himself "humble," either an indication of his monastic humility or an expression of piety.