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Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.646
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.4. For a similar seal, with the same inscription identifying the emperor, see Likhachev, Molivdovuly, pl. LXXVIII, no. 1.

Obverse

Bust of Christ lightly 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: ισ̅ΧΣ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

νικηορ,δεσποτ,..οτανιατ.

Νικηφόρ() δεσπότ() [τῷ] Βοτανιάτ[]

Translation

Νικηφόρ δεσπότ τῷ Βοτανιάτ.

Nikephoros Botaneiates, despotes.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.646
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.4. For a similar seal, with the same inscription identifying the emperor, see Likhachev, Molivdovuly, pl. LXXVIII, no. 1.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.646
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.4. For a similar seal, with the same inscription identifying the emperor, see Likhachev, Molivdovuly, pl. LXXVIII, no. 1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.646
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.4. For a similar seal, with the same inscription identifying the emperor, see Likhachev, Molivdovuly, pl. LXXVIII, no. 1.

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