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

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4921

Previous Editions

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

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Field:
17 mm

Obverse

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

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

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

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)

Translation

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

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

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