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Nikephoros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint Basil. Inscription : Σ|Η|Λ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) (Βα)]σήλ(ειος). Remains of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

..........ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ̣ 

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)] Νικηφόρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Decoration above. Border of dots.


ΟΥΣΦΡ̣
Γ,ΕΙΜΙΤΗ
Ρ̣ΑΦ̣Η̣Ν
Θ̣ΗΛ
Π̣̣Ν

οὗ σφρ[α]γίς εἰμι τὴ[ν γ]ραφὴν [γνῶ]θη βλ[έ]πων

Obverse

Bust of Saint Basil. Inscription : Σ|Η|Λ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) (Βα)]σήλ(ειος). Remains of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

..........ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ̣ 

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)] Νικηφόρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Decoration above. Border of dots.


ΟΥΣΦΡ̣
Γ,ΕΙΜΙΤΗ
Ρ̣ΑΦ̣Η̣Ν
Θ̣ΗΛ
Π̣̣Ν

οὗ σφρ[α]γίς εἰμι τὴ[ν γ]ραφὴν [γνῶ]θη βλ[έ]πων

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4315
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Half.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικηφόρῳ. οὗ σφραγίς εἰμι τὴν γραφὴν γνῶθη βλέπων.

Lord, help your servant Nikephoros. Learn whose seal this is by looking at the letter.

 

Commentary

See the list of similar inscriptions in Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1705, 1706.