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Nikephoros Komnenos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3272
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 673.

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, holding the sword on his right shoulder and, with his left hand holding the sheath. Inscription in columns to both sides: 
|Δ||Μ|ΗΤ|Ρ|Ι|Ο: ὁ ἄγιος ΔημήτριοςBorder of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in seven lines. Border of dots.


ΕΓΚΟΜ
ΝΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΣ
ΝΙΚΦΟΡΦΕ
Ρ̣Ν̣ΣΠΑΘΗΝ
ΣΦΑΤΤΣΑΝ
ΣΕΧΘΡΣ̣
ΕΧΕΙ

Ἐγὼ Κομνηνοῦ τὸ κράτος Νικηφόρου φέρων σπὰθην σφάττουσαν οὕς ἐχθροὺς ἔχει

Translation

Ἐγὼ Κομνηνοῦ τὸ κράτος Νικηφόρου φέρων σπὰθην σφάττουσαν οὕς ἐχθροὺς ἔχει.

I am the power behind Nikephoros Komnenos, bearing a sword that slaughters his enemies.

Commentary

The seal's owner is usually taken to be the youngest brother of Alexios I Komnenos who was promoted to sebastos upon Alexios's accession to power in 1081.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3272
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 673.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3272
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 673.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3272
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 673.

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