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Nicholas Kataphloros, asekretis (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, blessing with right hand and holding book in left hand. Inscription: Λ|ΑΟ|Σ: ἅγιος Νικολάος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

νικο.
ασηκρη
τ,τκα
ταφλο
ρ

Νικολάῳ ἀσηκρήτις τῷ Καταφλόρ

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, blessing with right hand and holding book in left hand. Inscription: Λ|ΑΟ|Σ: ἅγιος Νικολάος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

νικο.
ασηκρη
τ,τκα
ταφλο
ρ

Νικολάῳ ἀσηκρήτις τῷ Καταφλόρ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1046
Diameter 27.0 mm

Translation

Νικολάῳ ἀσηκρήτις τῷ Καταφλόρῳ

(Theotokos, help) Nicholas Kataphloros, asekretis.

Commentary

Laurent in his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw Collection, identifies this Nicholas as the one mentioned in a manuscript of the Escurial (Miller, Catalogue, 210, 212).