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Constantine (metropolitan) of Nikomedeia (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The hand of God in a gesture of blessing. Above: ΧΡ̅. Below: ΚΥ̅: Χ(εὶ)ρ Κ(υρίο)υ. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+Κ̅Ν̅
ΜΕΝΙΚΟ
ΜΗΔΕΙ
ΑΣΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Κωνσταντῖνόν με Νικομηδείας σκέποις

Obverse

The hand of God in a gesture of blessing. Above: ΧΡ̅. Below: ΚΥ̅: Χ(εὶ)ρ Κ(υρίο)υ. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+Κ̅Ν̅
ΜΕΝΙΚΟ
ΜΗΔΕΙ
ΑΣΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Κωνσταντῖνόν με Νικομηδείας σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4989
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 83.5; Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1709. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1188.

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνόν με Νικομηδείας σκέποις.

The hand of God. May you protect me, Constantine of Nikomedeia.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. Laurent has reasonably attributed this specimen to Constantine of Nikomedeia, present at a synod of 1094-1095.