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Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1682
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.10.

Obverse

Bust of Christ lightly bearded, wearing a tunic 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: ΧΣ̅ : [(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Nikephoros III standing on a 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.

..ικηορ,δ.....τωοτανιατη

[Ν]ικηφόρ() δ[εσπότ()] τῷ Βοτανιάτῃ.

Translation

Νικηφόρ δεσπότ τῷ Βοτανιάτῃ.

Nikephoros Botaneiates, despotes.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1682
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.10.