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Nikephoros metropolitan (or priest?) of Adrianoupolis (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1005
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 44.11. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 719. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1482.

Obverse

St. Peter (left) and St. Paul standing in profile; St. Peter with head raised toward a small bust of Christ in upper field, and holding a long cross while extending left arm toward Christ, a gesture repeated by St. Paul, who holds a book. Vertical inscriptions: |Π|Ε|ΤΡ|Ο,|Π|.|.|.: Ὁ ἅγιος Πέτρος, Ὁ ἅγιος Παῦλος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines with decoration above, final letter between two bars. Border of dots.


ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ,
...ΚΕΜΟΝ
..ΗΝΘΥΤΗΝ
..ΣΑΔΡΙΑΝ
....ΑΠΟΣΤΟ
ΛΟΙΣΣΚΕ
Π

Νικηφόρον σὸν κὲ μοναστὴν καὶ θύτην τῆς Ἀδριανοῦ σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις σκέπε

Translation

Νικηφόρον σὸν κὲ μοναστὴν καὶ θύτην τῆς Ἀδριανοῦ σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις σκέπε.

(Christ), with your Apostles watch over Nikephoros, Thy monk and the metropolitan of Adrianoupolis.

Commentary

Two twelve-syllable verses.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1005
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 44.11. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 719. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1482.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1005
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 44.11. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 719. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1482.

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