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Nicholas patrikios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Sigla at left: μρ̅|θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Along the circumference, traces of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεο.......ουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ]ούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Traces of sigla visible at right: Α|οσ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ]αος. Along the circumference, traces of a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Νικ.....ατρικ,

Νικ[ολάῳ π]ατρικ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Sigla at left: μρ̅|θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Along the circumference, traces of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεο.......ουλ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ]ούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Traces of sigla visible at right: Α|οσ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ]αος. Along the circumference, traces of a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Νικ.....ατρικ,

Νικ[ολάῳ π]ατρικ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3360
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάῳ πατρικίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas, patrikios.