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Niketas hypatos and epoptes of the Peloponnesos (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram (of indeterminate type): in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Ovoid irregular wreath border that avoids Δ but cuts through Τ.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Ovoid irregular wreath border that cuts through Ν (line 1) and all the last line.

ΝΗΚΙΤ
.ΠΤ
ΕΠΟΠΤ
ΤΙΣΠΕ

Νηκίτᾳ πάτῳ καὶ ἐπόπτῳ (sic) τῖς Πελοποννήσου

Obverse

Cruciform monogram (of indeterminate type): in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Ovoid irregular wreath border that avoids Δ but cuts through Τ.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Ovoid irregular wreath border that cuts through Ν (line 1) and all the last line.

ΝΗΚΙΤ
.ΠΤ
ΕΠΟΠΤ
ΤΙΣΠΕ

Νηκίτᾳ πάτῳ καὶ ἐπόπτῳ (sic) τῖς Πελοποννήσου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.587
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.8.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 3155 (without recognizing the existence of a placename).

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νηκίτᾳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ ἐπόπτῳ (sic) τῖς Πελοποννήσου.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Niketas, hypatos and epoptes of the Peloponnesos.

Commentary

The wreath borders seem to have been added afterwards. Line 3 (rev.): the word ἐπόπτης is mistakenly treated as a noun of the second declension.