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Niketas metropolitan of Klaudioupolis (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4826

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 7.5.

Details

Diameter:
28 mm
Condition:
Corroded (obverse).

Obverse

Niketas metropolitan of Klaudioupolis (tenth/eleventh century)

Bust of a bearded saint blessing and holding a book. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Niketas metropolitan of Klaudioupolis (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

.εRθ
τσδ..
νικητ,μ̅ρ.
πολκλα.
διπολ.
οσ

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ[ούλ(ῳ)] Νικήτ(ᾳ) μ(ητ)ρ[ο]πολ(ίτῃ) Κλα[υ]διουπόλ[ε]ος

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ μητροπολίτῃ Κλαυδιουπόλεος.

Lord, help your servant Niketas, metropolitan of Klaudioupolis.

Audio

Commentary

The owner of the present seal could well be the author of an Alphabetos than Anastasijević considered to be influenced by the writings of Symeon Metaphrastes (late tenth century) and Nikephoros Ouranos (ca. 1000): D. Anastasijević, "Alphabete," BZ 16 (1907) 482-83, 491-92.

 

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