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Niketas proedros (=bishop) of Makre (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin seated on a high-backed throne, holding medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅Θ̅Υ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΝΙΚΗΤΑΤ
ΠΡΟΕΔΡ..
ΤΗΣΜΑ
ΚΡΗ.

Σφραγὶς Νικήτα τοῦ προέδρου τῆς Μάκρης

Obverse

The Virgin seated on a high-backed throne, holding medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅Θ̅Υ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΝΙΚΗΤΑΤ
ΠΡΟΕΔΡ..
ΤΗΣΜΑ
ΚΡΗ.

Σφραγὶς Νικήτα τοῦ προέδρου τῆς Μάκρης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5152
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 56.2b.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1772 (the seal is incorrectly attributed to a metropolitan of Rhodes); and Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2679.

Translation

Σφραγὶς Νικήτα τοῦ προέδρου τῆς Μάκρης.

Seal of Niketas, bishop of Makre.

Commentary

The inscription consists of a twelve-syllable verse. Laurent did not recognize the medallion of Christ on the obverse and read the reverse inscription as Σφραγὶς Νικήτα τοῦ προέδρου τῆς νήσου Ῥόδου.