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Nikephoros Synadenos, proedros and doux (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God (Hagiosoritissa) turning to her left with her hands raised in prayer. Sigla: ̅θ. : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. On the left, traces of epigraphy: Γ|Ι|Ο|Σ : [ἡ Ἁ]γιοσ[ορίτισσα]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

νικηο
ονπροε
ονουκ
Υ̣Ν̣Α̣̣Η̣
ονσΚ̣Ε̣Π̣
οΙ̣Σ̣

Νικηφό[ρ]ον πρόεδ[ρ]ον (καὶ) δούκ[α Σ]υναδη[ν]ὸν σκέποις

Obverse

The Mother of God (Hagiosoritissa) turning to her left with her hands raised in prayer. Sigla: ̅θ. : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. On the left, traces of epigraphy: Γ|Ι|Ο|Σ : [ἡ Ἁ]γιοσ[ορίτισσα]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

νικηο
ονπροε
ονουκ
Υ̣Ν̣Α̣̣Η̣
ονσΚ̣Ε̣Π̣
οΙ̣Σ̣

Νικηφό[ρ]ον πρόεδ[ρ]ον (καὶ) δούκ[α Σ]υναδη[ν]ὸν σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3533
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1487.

Translation

Νικηφόρον πρόεδρον καὶ δούκα Συναδηνὸν σκέποις.

May you watch over Nikephoros Synadenos, proedros and doux.

Commentary

This appears to be a standard invocation in dodecasyllabic verse with the family name Synadenos inserted. The restoration of the family name is somewhat provisional, following Wassiliou-Seibt's reading.