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Niketas Kostomyres (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. No sigla or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines, top line missing. No border visible.

ΡΟΥΡΕ
ΙΚΗΤΑΝ
..ΤΟΜ.
ΗΝ

Ἀγνὴ, μὲ φρούρει Νικήταν Κοστομύρην

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. No sigla or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines, top line missing. No border visible.

ΡΟΥΡΕ
ΙΚΗΤΑΝ
..ΤΟΜ.
ΗΝ

Ἀγνὴ, μὲ φρούρει Νικήταν Κοστομύρην

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3691
Diameter 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 13.

Translation

Ἀγνὴ, μὲ φρούρει Νικήταν Κοστομύρην.

Holy one, protect me, Niketas Kostomyres.

 

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. Several seals in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, listed below, are parallel and quite possibly related to this seal. Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, p. 239.