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Nikephoros Platypodes, strategos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. Faint traces of epigraphy at right: Θ|ε|ο|̣|ρ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Νικόλαο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.


νικη̣.
στρατ..
τπλα
τ̣υπο,


Νικη[φ(όρῳ)] στρατ[ηγ(ῷ)] τῷ Πλατυπόδ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. Faint traces of epigraphy at right: Θ|ε|ο|̣|ρ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Νικόλαο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.


νικη̣.
στρατ..
τπλα
τ̣υπο,


Νικη[φ(όρῳ)] στρατ[ηγ(ῷ)] τῷ Πλατυπόδ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1112
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Flattened on the sides, with loss of lettering.

Translation

Νικηφόρῳ στρατηγῷ τῷ Πλατυπόδῃ.

Nikephoros Platypodes, strategos.

Commentary

It is possible that the owner's name was Niketas and that his office was that of strator.