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Niketas (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.725
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Badly effaced on obverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1478.

Obverse

Bust of a military saint. No details or epigraphy visible. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


nikht,
mρτ,σκε
πεσονοι
κετην

Νικήταν, μάρτυς, σκέπε σὸν οἰκέτην

Translation

Νικήταν, μάρτυς, σκέπε σὸν οἰκέτην.

Martyr, protect your servant Niketas.

Commentary

The inscription is one syllable short of a twelve-syllable verse, but as the intention seems metrical we have noted it as such. The addition of τὸν before σὸν would have made it a proper dodecasyllable.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.725
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Badly effaced on obverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1478.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.725
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Badly effaced on obverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1478.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.725
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Badly effaced on obverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1478.

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