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Nikephoros imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes of the Boukellarioi (tenth century, early)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Circular inscription within concentric circles of dots:

.εRοηθειτσ....λ,.

[Κ(ύρι)]ε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ δού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


.νικιφο
..Rσπαθ,
.κομιτ,κ
..τησR
.υκελλ

Νικιφό[ρῳ] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] κόμι(τι) τ(ῆς) κ[όρ]της Β[ο]υκελλ(αρίων)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Circular inscription within concentric circles of dots:

.εRοηθειτσ....λ,.

[Κ(ύρι)]ε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ δού]λ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


.νικιφο
..Rσπαθ,
.κομιτ,κ
..τησR
.υκελλ

Νικιφό[ρῳ] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] κόμι(τι) τ(ῆς) κ[όρ]της Β[ο]υκελλ(αρίων)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3934
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.18.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικιφόρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κόμιτι τῆς κόρτης Βουκελλαρίων.

Lord, help your servant Nikephoros, imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes of the Boukellarioi.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 4: The East (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantine Lead Seals, Vol. 2 (Open in Zotero)
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