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Nicholas Skoutariotes, patrikios (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1275
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Oxidized, and chipped at the channel openings.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, facing, with hands raised in front of her chest. Sigla visible to the right: θῡ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΘΚ̄Ε͵͵Θ̄,
νικολαο
Π̅Ρ̅Ι̅⸣τοσ
κτ.ρ
ι..

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικολά πατρικίῳ τ Σκουταριώτῃ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικολάῳ πατρικίῳ τῷ Σκουταριώτῃ.

Theotokos, help Nicholas Skoutariotes, patrikios.

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, Laurent notes that while this family is mainly known in the 13th-14th centuries, there are individuals attested as earlier as a certain John in 1086 (PG 127, 923).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1275
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Oxidized, and chipped at the channel openings.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1275
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Oxidized, and chipped at the channel openings.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1275
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Oxidized, and chipped at the channel openings.

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