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Nikephoros metropolitan of Madyta (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5061
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 55.2b.
Mentioned in Laurent, Corpus V/3, Concordance, 300.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 727. Laurent compared the DO specimen to one in Istanbul with the same text but a different alignment of letters. A third specimen with the same alignment of letters, but from a different matrices, is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 635.

Obverse

The Virgin standing, with medallion of Christ on her breast, flanked by two saints (Nikephoros and Euthymios). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, the final three letters between pellets. No border visible.

κε,θ,
κηφορ
μητροπολι
τημαδυ
·τν·

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ μητροπολίτῃ Μαδύτων

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ μητροπολίτῃ Μαδύτων.

Theotokos, help Nikephoros metropolitan of Madyta.

Commentary

See the commentary to the parallel specimen: BZS 1958.106.2.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5061
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 55.2b.
Mentioned in Laurent, Corpus V/3, Concordance, 300.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 727. Laurent compared the DO specimen to one in Istanbul with the same text but a different alignment of letters. A third specimen with the same alignment of letters, but from a different matrices, is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 635.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5061
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 55.2b.
Mentioned in Laurent, Corpus V/3, Concordance, 300.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 727. Laurent compared the DO specimen to one in Istanbul with the same text but a different alignment of letters. A third specimen with the same alignment of letters, but from a different matrices, is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 635.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5061
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 55.2b.
Mentioned in Laurent, Corpus V/3, Concordance, 300.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 727. Laurent compared the DO specimen to one in Istanbul with the same text but a different alignment of letters. A third specimen with the same alignment of letters, but from a different matrices, is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 635.