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Nikephoros (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding spear and shield. Vertical inscription on either side: |Γ|ε|ρ|γ|ι : ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σκεπισμε
μρτ,σλ
τρηνικη
φοροˊ

σκέπις με, μάρτυς, σὸν λάτρην Νικηφόρον

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding spear and shield. Vertical inscription on either side: |Γ|ε|ρ|γ|ι : ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σκεπισμε
μρτ,σλ
τρηνικη
φοροˊ

σκέπις με, μάρτυς, σὸν λάτρην Νικηφόρον

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1203
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2083.

Translation

Σκέπις με, μάρτυς, σὸν λάτρην Νικηφόρον.

Martyr, may you watch over me, your servant Nikephoros.

Commentary

Note the haplography (N) in the third line of the inscription on the reverse.