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Nicholas (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the book. Inscription : |Ν|ΙΚ.|Λ|Α̣ : ὁ ἅγιος Νικ[ό]λαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross above. Border of dots.


Ν̣ΙΚ

..ΝΚΥΡ
.ΕΦΥΛΑ
ΟΝ

Νικώ[λαο]ν Κύρ[ι]ε φύλαξον

Obverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the book. Inscription : |Ν|ΙΚ.|Λ|Α̣ : ὁ ἅγιος Νικ[ό]λαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross above. Border of dots.


Ν̣ΙΚ

..ΝΚΥΡ
.ΕΦΥΛΑ
ΟΝ

Νικώ[λαο]ν Κύρ[ι]ε φύλαξον

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2888
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Νικώλαον Κύριε φύλαξον.

Lord, protect Nicholas.