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Nikephoros metropolitan of Madyta (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin standing, with medallion of Christ on her breast, flanked by two saints (Nikephoros and Euthymios). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, the final three letters between pellets. No border visible.

κε,θ,
κηφορ
μητροπολι
τημαδυ
·τν·

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ μητροπολίτῃ Μαδύτων

Obverse

The Virgin standing, with medallion of Christ on her breast, flanked by two saints (Nikephoros and Euthymios). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, the final three letters between pellets. No border visible.

κε,θ,
κηφορ
μητροπολι
τημαδυ
·τν·

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ μητροπολίτῃ Μαδύτων

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5061
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 55.2b.
Mentioned in Laurent, Corpus V/3, Concordance, 300.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 727. Laurent compared the DO specimen to one in Istanbul with the same text but a different alignment of letters. A third specimen with the same alignment of letters, but from a different matrices, is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 635.