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Nicholas (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. In the quarters: ΤΟ|ΝΗΚΟ: Θεοτόκε βοήθει το δού(λῳ) Νηκο(λάῳ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΣΤ,ΡΣ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
Μ̣ΟΙΚΑΙΦΥ
ΛΑΞΝΙΚ
ΟΛΑΟΥ

στ(αυ)ρ(ὸ)ς σφραγίς μοι καὶ φύλαξ Νικολάου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram. In the quarters: ΤΟ|ΝΗΚΟ: Θεοτόκε βοήθει το δού(λῳ) Νηκο(λάῳ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΣΤ,ΡΣ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
Μ̣ΟΙΚΑΙΦΥ
ΛΑΞΝΙΚ
ΟΛΑΟΥ

στ(αυ)ρ(ὸ)ς σφραγίς μοι καὶ φύλαξ Νικολάου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3730
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2265 (proposing a different reading for the obverse).

Translation

σταυρὸς σφραγίς μοι καὶ φύλαξ Νικολάου.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas. The cross is the seal and guardian of Nicholas.

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