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Nicholas Tornikes protospatharios and ek prosopou (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower crossbar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on either side. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning (likely with a cross) at seven o'clock:

κεοηθ,τσδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

νικο
λσπ̣
θ,εκσ
π,ττορ
νικ̣η̣

Νικολάῳ (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐκ (προ)σώπ(ου) τῷ Τορνίκῃ

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower crossbar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on either side. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning (likely with a cross) at seven o'clock:

κεοηθ,τσδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

νικο
λσπ̣
θ,εκσ
π,ττορ
νικ̣η̣

Νικολάῳ (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐκ (προ)σώπ(ου) τῷ Τορνίκῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1267
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐκ προσώπου τῷ Τορνίκῃ.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas Tornikes, protospatharios and ek prosopou.