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Niketas patrikios, judge of the Velum of Boleron, Strymon, and Thessalonica, the emperor's "man" (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin standing, facing, holding Christ. Sigla: ..ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines preceded by decoration, the final letter between horizontal bars. Border of dots.


θκε,θ,
νικηταΠΡ̅Ι̅⸣
κριτητηλ,
ολερΣτρυ
μον,Sθεσαλ,
νικ,SΑ̅Ν̅τ
,ημ,τΑ
Γ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ πατρικίῳ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου Βολεροῦ, Στρυμόνος καὶ Θεσαλονίκης καὶ ἀνθρώπου τοῦ βασιλέως ἡμῶν τοῦ ἁγίου

Obverse

The Virgin standing, facing, holding Christ. Sigla: ..ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines preceded by decoration, the final letter between horizontal bars. Border of dots.


θκε,θ,
νικηταΠΡ̅Ι̅⸣
κριτητηλ,
ολερΣτρυ
μον,Sθεσαλ,
νικ,SΑ̅Ν̅τ
,ημ,τΑ
Γ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ πατρικίῳ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου Βολεροῦ, Στρυμόνος καὶ Θεσαλονίκης καὶ ἀνθρώπου τοῦ βασιλέως ἡμῶν τοῦ ἁγίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1293
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 26.0 mm