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Nikephoros mystikos of the Mangana (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla preserved at left: |νι|κο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικό[λαος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σφρα
σμαγγα
̣νμι
.ονικη
φορ

σφρα[γὶ]ς Μάγγνα[ν]ων μυστι[κ]οῦ Νικηφόρου

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla preserved at left: |νι|κο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικό[λαος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σφρα
σμαγγα
̣νμι
.ονικη
φορ

σφρα[γὶ]ς Μάγγνα[ν]ων μυστι[κ]οῦ Νικηφόρου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1978
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

σφραγὶς Μάγγνανων μυστικοῦ Νικηφόρου.

Seal of Nikephoros, mystikos of the Mangana.

Commentary

On the duties of the mystikos and the known holders of this office named Nikephoros, see Paul Magdalino, "The not-so-secret functions of the mystikos," REB 42 (1984), 229-240.

This metrical inscription should be added to the corpus assembled by Wassiliou-Seibt.