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Nikephoros Kypriotes, kouboukleisios and imperial cleric (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4963

Previous Editions

Nesbitt, "Overstruck Seals," no. 10.

Details

Diameter:
32 mm
Field:
20 mm
Condition:
Overstruck.

Obverse

Nikephoros Kypriotes, kouboukleisios and imperial cleric (eleventh century)

Bust of St. John Prodromos, nimbate, with details obscure. Inscriptions to l. and r.: .|ΙΩ|ΟΠΡ|Δ: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots. Overstruck over inscription.

.ευ...
ιο....α
.......
α....

(Original strike) Εὐσταθ/μαθίου σφράγισμα . . .

Reverse

Nikephoros Kypriotes, kouboukleisios and imperial cleric (eleventh century)

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots. Overstruck over bust of saint, remains of circular invocative inscription.

ΚΕΘ
ΝΙΚΗΦΟ.
ΚΚΛΕ,
ΚΛΗΡ,Τ,
ΚΥΠΡΗ
ΟΤΗ

Κύριε βοήθει Νικηφόρ κουβουκλεισίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ τ Κυπρηότῃ

Translation

(Original strike) Εὐσταθ/μαθίου σφράγισμα . . .
Κύριε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ κουβουκλεισίῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ τῷ Κυπρηότῃ.

(Original strike) Seal of Eustathios/Eumathios. . . 
Lord, help Nikephoros Kypriotes, kouboukleisios and imperial cleric.

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Commentary

The inscription from the original strike present on the obverse here is likely a metrical inscription, beginning with either the name Εὐσταθίου or Εὐμαθίου (Nesbitt, "Overstruck Seals," no. 10).

 

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