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Nikephoros Bourtzes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Sigla preserved at right: Ο|ρ|γ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε]όργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

αγιε
τΘυ̅ ,θ,
νικηφορ,
τουρ
τη

ἅγιε τοῦ Θ(εο)ῦ β(οή)θ(ει) Νικηφόρ(ῳ) τῷ Βούρτζῃ

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Sigla preserved at right: Ο|ρ|γ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε]όργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

αγιε
τΘυ̅ ,θ,
νικηφορ,
τουρ
τη

ἅγιε τοῦ Θ(εο)ῦ β(οή)θ(ει) Νικηφόρ(ῳ) τῷ Βούρτζῃ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1109
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet-Vannier, "La famille Bourtzès," no. 25 (with commentary, in Etudes prosopographiques, 15-55).

Translation

ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ τῷ Βούρτζῃ.

Holy saint of God, help Nikephoros Bourtzes.