Nikephoros Melissenos (despotes: late 1080–early 1081 or April 1081–November 1104)
- Accession Number:
DO Seals 6, no. 87.3.
- 22 mm
Bust of the Virgin wearing a chiton and maphorion and holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla visible at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Remains of a circular inscription beginning at 9:30. Border of dots.
Half-length representation of Nikephoros with a slight beard and long hair; he wears a hat shaped like an upside-down pot and is dressed in a chlamys ornamented with a large tablion. He holds a globus cruciger (?) in his right hand, and seemingly his hand under his chlamys. Remains of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.
[Νικηφόρ(ῳ)] δεσπότῃ τ(ῷ) Με(λισηνῷ).
Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Μελισηνῷ.
Mother of God, help Nikephoros Melissenos, despotes.