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Niketas protovestarches (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΝΙΚΗΤΑ
ΠΡΤΟ
ΕΣΤ,Χ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικήτᾳ πρωτοβεστ(άρ)χ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΝΙΚΗΤΑ
ΠΡΤΟ
ΕΣΤ,Χ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικήτᾳ πρωτοβεστ(άρ)χ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.974
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ πρωτοβεστάρχῃ.

Mother of God, help Niketas, protovestarches.

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