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Michael Metretopoulos (?) (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, facing, blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left. Inscription visible in column to the right: Λ|Α|Ο: ὁ ἅγιος Νικολάος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.

κε̄,θ,
.ιχαηλ
.ετρητο
....

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ Μετρητοπούλῳ (?)

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, facing, blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left. Inscription visible in column to the right: Λ|Α|Ο: ὁ ἅγιος Νικολάος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.

κε̄,θ,
.ιχαηλ
.ετρητο
....

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ Μετρητοπούλῳ (?)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1199
Diameter 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ Μετρητοπούλῳ (?).

Lord, help Michael Metretopoulos (?).

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, Laurent restores the name as appears here. While it seems most likely, it cannot be suggested with certainty.