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Niketas Kostomyres (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3691
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Blank too small for the die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 13.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. No sigla or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines, top line missing. No border visible.

ΡΟΥΡΕ
ΙΚΗΤΑΝ
..ΤΟΜ.
ΗΝ

Ἀγνὴ, μὲ φρούρει Νικήταν Κοστομύρην

Translation

Ἀγνὴ, μὲ φρούρει Νικήταν Κοστομύρην.

Holy one, protect me, Niketas Kostomyres.

 

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. Several seals in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, listed below, are parallel and quite possibly related to this seal. Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, p. 239.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3691
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Blank too small for the die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 13.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3691
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Blank too small for the die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 13.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3691
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Blank too small for the die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 13.