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Niketas bishop of Poroi (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4991

Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 58.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1768 (misread).

Details

Diameter:
17 mm

Obverse

Niketas bishop of Poroi (eleventh century)

Bust of the Virgin, holding Christ. Vertical sigla preserved partially on right: Μ̅|.: Μήτηρ Θεο. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Niketas bishop of Poroi (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

.ΝΙΚΗ
ΤΑΝΑΓ
ΠΟΙΜΕΝΑ
ΠΟΡΝ
ΣΚ.Π,

Νικήταν, Ἁγνή, ποιμένα Πόρων σκέποις

Translation

Νικήταν, Ἁγνή, ποιμένα Πόρων σκέποις.

May you protect Niketas, Pure one, bishop of Poroi.

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Commentary

This see was located along the VIa Egnatia at modern Toxotai in Thrace and was a suffragan bishopric of Traïanoupolis. Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/3, 117. It was in existence as early as the ninth century; a bishop is known to have attended the council of 879 (Θρακικά 14 [1940], 160).

 

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