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Nikephoros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Inscription on either side: μ̣θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Along the circumference, remnants of a semi-circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΟΗΘ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β]οήθ(ει)

Reverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription: |ν : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ν[ικόλαος]. Along the circumference, the beginnings of a semi-circular inscription. Border of dots.

νικηφ

Νικηφ[όρῳ...]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Inscription on either side: μ̣θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Along the circumference, remnants of a semi-circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΟΗΘ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β]οήθ(ει)

Reverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription: |ν : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ν[ικόλαος]. Along the circumference, the beginnings of a semi-circular inscription. Border of dots.

νικηφ

Νικηφ[όρῳ...]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3396
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
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Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ...

Mother of God, help Nikephoros

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