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Nikephoros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, with nimbus, hands upraised. Between sigla : Μ̅Θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Circular inscription, beginning with a cross. Linear border.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει) 

Reverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas, with nimbus, holding right hand in attitude of blessing, holding book in left hand. Inscription in two columns : |ΝΙ|ΚΟ̣|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικό[λ(αος)]. Circular inscription. Linear border.

ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ

Νικηφόρῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, with nimbus, hands upraised. Between sigla : Μ̅Θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Circular inscription, beginning with a cross. Linear border.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει) 

Reverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas, with nimbus, holding right hand in attitude of blessing, holding book in left hand. Inscription in two columns : |ΝΙ|ΚΟ̣|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικό[λ(αος)]. Circular inscription. Linear border.

ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ

Νικηφόρῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2813
Diameter 17.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ.

Theotokos, help Nikephoros.