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Nikephoros Dermokaites, sebastos (thirteenth/fourteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1406
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1513.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

νικη
ορσ
ρσΜΤ̣
ρ
̣νερ

Νικηφόρου σφράγισμα τῶν γραφῶν φέρ(ω)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

δερμ
οκιτο
σεο
υτι
ν

Δερμοκαΐτο[υ] σεβαστοῦ τὴν ἀξίαν

Translation

Νικηφόρου σφράγισμα τῶν γραφῶν φέρω Δερμοκαΐτου σεβαστοῦ τὴν ἀξίαν.

I bear the seal of the writings of Nikephoros Dermokaites, sebastos by title.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt suggests that the owner of this seal may be identical with a sebastos named Dermokaites recorded (without his Christian name) in 1306/1307. Note also a Nikephoros Dermokaites recorded in a cleverly worded metrical verse on an early thirteenth-century seal (Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1300).

Note the interesting ligatures and the unusual sigma (σ) at the beginning of the third line of the reverse.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1406
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1513.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1406
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1513.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1406
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1513.

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