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Nikephoros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, praying. Inscription : Μ̣Ρ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Inscription along the upper circumference. Border of dots.

ΤΣ̣ΔΛ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δούλ[ῳ Νικηφ(όρῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅ΕΟ
.ΘΕΙΤ̣
.ΝΙ
.ΗΦΟ̣Ρ,


Θ(εοτό)κε βο[ή]θει τῷ [σ]ῷ δ(ούλῳ) Νι[κ]ηφόρ(ῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, praying. Inscription : Μ̣Ρ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Inscription along the upper circumference. Border of dots.

ΤΣ̣ΔΛ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δούλ[ῳ Νικηφ(όρῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅ΕΟ
.ΘΕΙΤ̣
.ΝΙ
.ΗΦΟ̣Ρ,


Θ(εοτό)κε βο[ή]θει τῷ [σ]ῷ δ(ούλῳ) Νι[κ]ηφόρ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1207
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Poor state of preservation.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικηφόρῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Nikephoros.