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Nikephoros vestes and charistikarios of the monastery of St. Isauros (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.183

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 79.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1337. Parallel specimen from the Zacos Collection in Paris (BnF 2256).

Details

Diameter:
19 mm
Field:
15 mm

Obverse

Nikephoros vestes and charistikarios of the monastery of St. Isauros (eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κε̅ 
οηθει
.ικηφ,ρ,
εστ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει [Ν]ικηφ(ό)ρ(ῳ) [β]έστ(ῃ)

Reverse

Nikephoros vestes and charistikarios of the monastery of St. Isauros (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines preceded by a pellet, the last two letters in ligature between horizontal bars. Border of dots.


χρ,
στικρ
μοντ
εισ.


(καὶ) χαρ(ι)στικαρ[ί(ῳ)] μον(ῆς) τοῦ ἁ[γ(ίου)] Εἰσα[υρ]οῦ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ βέστῃ καὶ χαριστικαρίῳ μονῆς τοῦ ἁγίου Εἰσαυροῦ.

Lord, help Nikephoros vestes and charistikarios of the monastery of St. Isauros.

Audio

Commentary

In line 3 (reverse) the last visible letter is rounded and may be a C; line 4: the letters EIC are clear; they appear to be followed by a lambda and another triangular letter, such as alpha. The reading to this point is assured by the parallel specimen in the Paris collection, the final portion of which may be read: (καὶ) χαρ[ι]στικαρ(ίῳ) μον(ῆς) τοῦ ἁ[γ(ίου)] Εἰσαυ[ρ]οῦ.

 

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