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Niketas patrikios and strategos of Sicily (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1276
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.21.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2255.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, perhaps a cross above and a tendril at the last line. No visible border.


ΝΙΚΗΤ
ΠΤΡΙΚΙ
Κ/ΣΤΡΤ/
ΣΙΚΕΛ

Νικήτᾳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Σικελίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Niketas patrikios and strategos of Sicily.

Commentary

The letter forms are similar to those found on DO Seals 1, no. 5.20 (BZS 1955.1.1102 and 1958.106.5291), and it is possible that the same Niketas issued both seals.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1276
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.21.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2255.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1276
Diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 5.21.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2255.