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Niketas Sarantenos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3920
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1391.

Obverse

St. Niketas standing, holding the martyr's cross in his right hand. Lettering on either side:  |ν|ι|κητ|ασ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικήτας. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


μ̣αρτυσ
σκεποισμε
σαραντ
ο,νικηταν

μάρτυς, σκέποις με Σαραντηνὸ(ν) Νικήταν

Translation

μάρτυς, σκέποις με Σαραντηνὸν Νικήταν.

Martyr, may you protect me, Niketas Sarantenos.

Commentary

Note the unusual ligature of A and N at the end of the inscription on the reverse.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3920
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1391.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3920
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1391.