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Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–1081)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1679
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.7.

Obverse

Bust of Christ lightly bearded, wearing a chiton and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: ισ̅ΧΣ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Nikephoros III standing, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and is decorated with five dots. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. The labarum is ornamented with five pellets. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

.νικηορ,δεσπο.......νιατη

Νικηφόρ() δεσπό[τ() τῷ Βοτα]νιάτῃ.

Translation

Νικηφόρ δεσπότ τῷ Βοτανιάτῃ.

Nikephoros Botaneiates, despotes.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1679
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.7.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1679
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 85.7.

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