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Niketas imperial spatharios and kourator of the Great Church (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Details of hands indistinct, but the figure is presented with prominent ears. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

.γιενικολα

[Ἅ]γιε Νικόλα(ε) β(οήθει)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.


νηκι
ταˊσπαθ
Sκου..τ
ορτμεγα
.εκλισ


Νηκίτᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κου[ρ]άτορ(ι) τ(ῆς) Μεγά[λ(ης)] Ἐκλισ(ίας)

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Details of hands indistinct, but the figure is presented with prominent ears. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

.γιενικολα

[Ἅ]γιε Νικόλα(ε) β(οήθει)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.


νηκι
ταˊσπαθ
Sκου..τ
ορτμεγα
.εκλισ


Νηκίτᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κου[ρ]άτορ(ι) τ(ῆς) Μεγά[λ(ης)] Ἐκλισ(ίας)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4921
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.34. For a similar specimen see Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1621.

Translation

Ἅγιε Νικόλαε βοήθει Νηκίτᾳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κουράτορι τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκλισίας.

Saint Nicholas, help Niketas imperial spatharios and kourator of the Great Church.