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Niketas Kastamonites (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God faintly visible. No sigla or border visible. 

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.


ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΚΗΤΑ
ΚΑΤΑ
ΜΟΝΙΤΗ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ Κασταμονίτῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God faintly visible. No sigla or border visible. 

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.


ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΚΗΤΑ
ΚΑΤΑ
ΜΟΝΙΤΗ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ Κασταμονίτῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.353
Diameter 19.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ Κασταμονίτῃ.

Mother of God, help Niketas Kastamonites.

Commentary

One parallel to this seal, listed below, is found in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection. Two other parallels, or closely related seals, are preserved at the Hermitage (Hermitage M-10337) and in the Orghidan Collection (Orghidan 440), both mentioned in Katsaros, Iōannēs Kastamonitēs, p. 130.