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Nicholas Anatolikos, protokouropalates (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Remnants of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̣. . . . . .ΤΣΔ,

Κ(ύρι)ε [βοηθει] τῷ σῷ δ(όυλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Ν.ΚΟΛ̣
ΑΚΟΥ. . .
ΤΟΑΝ
ΑΤΟΛ,

Ν[ι]κολ(άῳ) (πρωτο)κου[ροπ(αλάτῃ)] τὸ Ἀνατολ(ικῷ)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Remnants of a circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̣. . . . . .ΤΣΔ,

Κ(ύρι)ε [βοηθει] τῷ σῷ δ(όυλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Ν.ΚΟΛ̣
ΑΚΟΥ. . .
ΤΟΑΝ
ΑΤΟΛ,

Ν[ι]κολ(άῳ) (πρωτο)κου[ροπ(αλάτῃ)] τὸ Ἀνατολ(ικῷ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3102
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Condition Corroded; struck off-center; blank larger than die.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοηθει τῷ σῷ δόυλῳ Νικολάῳ πρωτοκουροπαλάτῃ τὸ Ἀνατολικῷ.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas Anatolikos, protokouropalates.