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Romanos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2424
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Punctured at the top for use as a pendant.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Lettering visible at right: Κολ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι]κόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅ο
ηθειτ
σλ
.ομαν
̣

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ [Ῥ]ομανῷ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ῥομανῷ.

Lord, help your servant Romanos.