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Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.645
Diameter 31 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.3.

Obverse

Bust of Christ bearded, wearing a chiton and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: ισ̅ΧΣ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Nikephoros III standing on a round dais, wearing a crown (surmounted by a cross?) and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ν....ορδεσπ,τ,........ατη

Ν[ικηφ]όρ() δεσπ(ό)τ() [τῷ Βοτανι]άτῃ.


Translation

Νικηφόρ δεσπότ τῷ Βοτανιάτῃ.

Nikephoros Botaneiates, despotes.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.645
Diameter 31 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.3.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.645
Diameter 31 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.3.

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