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Nicholas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, details indistinct. Sigla visible at right: λ|α|ο|σ : Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


εγ
σφραγ,μ.
σεπ,νι
κολα

Ἐγὼ σφράγισμα καὶ σκέπη Νικολάου

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, details indistinct. Sigla visible at right: λ|α|ο|σ : Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


εγ
σφραγ,μ.
σεπ,νι
κολα

Ἐγὼ σφράγισμα καὶ σκέπη Νικολάου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2298
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 679.

Translation

Ἐγὼ σφράγισμα καὶ σκέπη Νικολάου.

I am the seal and protection of Nicholas.

Commentary

In her transcription Wassiliou-Seibt prefers to put the owner's name in the dative case, whereas we have put it in the genitive. A small difference that does not affect the overall meaning of the inscription.