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Niketas proedros (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

σκεπ,
μετονΑ͂
εδρονα
γνηνι
κηταν

Σκέποις με τὸν πρόεδρον ἀγνὴ Νικήταν

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

σκεπ,
μετονΑ͂
εδρονα
γνηνι
κηταν

Σκέποις με τὸν πρόεδρον ἀγνὴ Νικήταν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5043
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2104.

Translation

Σκέποις με τὸν πρόεδρον ἀγνὴ Νικήταν.

Immaculate one, may you protect me, Niketas the proedros.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. This seal may either be the seal of a bishop, or of an individual with the title of proedros.