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Nikephoros metropolitan (or priest?) of Adrianoupolis (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Peter (left) and St. Paul standing in profile; St. Peter with head raised toward a small bust of Christ in upper field, and holding a long cross while extending left arm toward Christ, a gesture repeated by St. Paul, who holds a book. Vertical inscriptions: |Π|Ε|ΤΡ|Ο,|Π|.|.|.: Ὁ ἅγιος Πέτρος, Ὁ ἅγιος Παῦλος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines with decoration above, final letter between two bars. Border of dots.


ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ,
...ΚΕΜΟΝ
..ΗΝΘΥΤΗΝ
..ΣΑΔΡΙΑΝ
....ΑΠΟΣΤΟ
ΛΟΙΣΣΚΕ
Π

Νικηφόρον σὸν κὲ μοναστὴν καὶ θύτην τῆς Ἀδριανοῦ σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις σκέπε

Obverse

St. Peter (left) and St. Paul standing in profile; St. Peter with head raised toward a small bust of Christ in upper field, and holding a long cross while extending left arm toward Christ, a gesture repeated by St. Paul, who holds a book. Vertical inscriptions: |Π|Ε|ΤΡ|Ο,|Π|.|.|.: Ὁ ἅγιος Πέτρος, Ὁ ἅγιος Παῦλος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines with decoration above, final letter between two bars. Border of dots.


ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ,
...ΚΕΜΟΝ
..ΗΝΘΥΤΗΝ
..ΣΑΔΡΙΑΝ
....ΑΠΟΣΤΟ
ΛΟΙΣΣΚΕ
Π

Νικηφόρον σὸν κὲ μοναστὴν καὶ θύτην τῆς Ἀδριανοῦ σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις σκέπε

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1005
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 44.11. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 719. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1482.