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Mokios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas holding book in left hand, offering a blessing with his right. Inscription: .|ν|ι|κολ|. : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Νικόλ[α(ος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, first line illegible. Border of dots.

...
ΜΟΚ̣Ι̣̣
ΣΦΡΑΓΙ
ΠΡΑΗ
ΣΛΟΓ/  

οῦ] Μοκίου σφραγίζ(ω) πράξης (καὶ) λόγ(ους)

Obverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas holding book in left hand, offering a blessing with his right. Inscription: .|ν|ι|κολ|. : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Νικόλ[α(ος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, first line illegible. Border of dots.

...
ΜΟΚ̣Ι̣̣
ΣΦΡΑΓΙ
ΠΡΑΗ
ΣΛΟΓ/  

οῦ] Μοκίου σφραγίζ(ω) πράξης (καὶ) λόγ(ους)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3038
Diameter 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

τοῦ Μοκίου σφραγίζω πράξης καὶ λόγους.

I seal the acts and correspondence of Mokios. 

Commentary

Metrical inscription of twelve syllables.