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Niketas Syropollos, patrikios (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Theotokos orans. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; top line missing. Border of dots.

....
Ν̣ΙΚΗΤ,
π̅ρ̅ι̅⸣ ΤΟΣΥ
ΡΟΠΟΛΛ


[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει)] Νικήτ(ᾳ) π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ) το Συροπόλλῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Theotokos orans. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; top line missing. Border of dots.

....
Ν̣ΙΚΗΤ,
π̅ρ̅ι̅⸣ ΤΟΣΥ
ΡΟΠΟΛΛ


[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει)] Νικήτ(ᾳ) π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ) το Συροπόλλῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1193
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Small chip at bottom of channel. Struck off center such that the first line of the reverse inscription does not appear.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ πατρικίῳ το Συροπόλλῳ.

Lord, help Niketas Syropollos, patrikios.