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Michael Porphyrokionites (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. Sigla on either side: Ο|νι|κο : ὁ (ἅγιος) Νικό[λαος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̅εο
.θειμι
.πορφυ
ροκι
νιτ,

[Θ(εοτό)]κε βο[ή]θει Μιχ(αὴλ) [τ]ῷ Πορφυρκιωνίτ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. Sigla on either side: Ο|νι|κο : ὁ (ἅγιος) Νικό[λαος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̅εο
.θειμι
.πορφυ
ροκι
νιτ,

[Θ(εοτό)]κε βο[ή]θει Μιχ(αὴλ) [τ]ῷ Πορφυρκιωνίτ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1135
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ τῷ Πορφυρκιωνίτῃ.

Mother of God, help Michael Porphyrokionites.