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Nikephoros Bryennios, kouropalates (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅ΡΘ,
ΤΣΔ
ΛΝΙΚΗ
ΦΟ̣Ρ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ού)λῳ Νικηφόρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Κ̣̣Ρ̣Ο
ΠΑΛ̣ΑΤ
ΤΡ,
ΕΝ..

κουροπαλάτ(ῃ) τῷ Βρ(υ)εν[ίῳ]

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅ΡΘ,
ΤΣΔ
ΛΝΙΚΗ
ΦΟ̣Ρ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ού)λῳ Νικηφόρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Κ̣̣Ρ̣Ο
ΠΑΛ̣ΑΤ
ΤΡ,
ΕΝ..

κουροπαλάτ(ῃ) τῷ Βρ(υ)εν[ίῳ]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1074
Diameter 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικηφόρῳ κουροπαλάτῃ τῷ Βρυενίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Nikephoros Bryennios, kouropalates.