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Nikephoros (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.887
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1491.

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear over his right shoulder and a shield on his left. On either side, a vertical inscription: |γ|ε|ορ|γ|η|ο : ὁ ἅγιος Γεόργηος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.


νικη
ορο,υ
λατ,λ,
χ̅υ̅

Νικηφόρον φύλαττε δοῦλον Χριστο

Translation

Νικηφόρον φύλαττε δοῦλον Χριστοῦ.

Protect Nikephoros, the servant of Christ.

Commentary

The inscription falls one syllable short of a twelve-syllable verse, but the intention is metrical, if not the result.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.887
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1491.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.887
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1491.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.887
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1491.

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