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Nikephoros Ashad (?), taxiarches (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4536
Diameter 1 mm

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Middle bar has an x through it, fleurons go to the middle bar, and decoration below. To left and right of cross: ΙΣ – ΧΣ—Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded by a cross. Border of dots.

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ΝΙΚΙΦΟ
ΤΗΡ
ΧΟΣΟσ
ΤΙΣ

Νικιφόρος ταξήαρχος ὁ Ἀσάτις

Translation

Νικιφόρος ταξήαρχος ὁ Ἀσάτις

Nikephoros Ashad (?), taxiarches

Commentary

This seal could date to the tenth/eleventh century based on its design, but an unskilled engraver could have used an earlier design as a model.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4536
Diameter 1 mm

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4536
Diameter 1 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4536
Diameter 1 mm

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