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Nikephoros Doukas, descendant of emperors, sebastos (twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.507

Details

Diameter:
35 mm
Field:
29 mm

Obverse

Nikephoros Doukas, descendant of emperors, sebastos (twelfth century)

Inscription of four lines, preceded by ornament. Border of dots.

   
ΣΦΡΓΙ
ΣΕΑΣΤΟΥ
ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ
ΤΟΥΚΑ

Σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Νικηφόρου τοῦ Δούκα

Reverse

Nikephoros Doukas, descendant of emperors, sebastos (twelfth century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΡΙΖΑΝΓΕ
ΝΟΥΣΕΧΟΝ
ΤΟΣΕΚΑ
ΣΙΛΕΝ

ῥιζαν γένους ἔχοντος ἐκ βασιλέων.

Translation

Σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Νικηφόρου τοῦ Δούκα ῥιζαν γένους ἔχοντος ἐκ βασιλέων.

The seal of the sebastos Nicholas Doukas who traces his descent from emperors.

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Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses, one on each side of the seal.

 

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