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Nicholas Niketes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Menas, holding a martyr's cross. Details indistinct. On either side, traces of epigraphy: |μι|νΑ|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Μινάς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


.ικη
Τ̣̣Ν̣ικο
..ονμαρ
.Υ̣σσκε.
Ο̣Ι̣Σ̣

[Ν]ικήτην Νικό[λα]ον, μάρ[τ]υς, σκέ[π]οις

Obverse

Bust of St. Menas, holding a martyr's cross. Details indistinct. On either side, traces of epigraphy: |μι|νΑ|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Μινάς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


.ικη
Τ̣̣Ν̣ικο
..ονμαρ
.Υ̣σσκε.
Ο̣Ι̣Σ̣

[Ν]ικήτην Νικό[λα]ον, μάρ[τ]υς, σκέ[π]οις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2454
Diameter 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1479.

Translation

Νικήτην Νικόλαον, μάρτυς, σκέποις.

Martyr, may you protect Nicholas Niketes.

Commentary

The reading of the (rare) family name Niketes is by no means certain, as the first two lines of the reverse are not well preserved.