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Nikephoros magistros and Domestikos of the Schools (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God; details obscure. No sigla visible. One letter (Δ) preserved from a circular inscription running along the circumference. Border of dots.

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ] δ[ούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above. Border of dots.

  
νικη
.ορ,μγισ
τ̣ρ̣̣κιο
μ̣εστικ.
τνσχο
.ν

Νικη[φ]όρ(ῳ) μαγίστρῳ καὶ δομεστικ[ῷ] τῶν Σχο[λ]ῶν

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God; details obscure. No sigla visible. One letter (Δ) preserved from a circular inscription running along the circumference. Border of dots.

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ] δ[ούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above. Border of dots.

  
νικη
.ορ,μγισ
τ̣ρ̣̣κιο
μ̣εστικ.
τνσχο
.ν

Νικη[φ]όρ(ῳ) μαγίστρῳ καὶ δομεστικ[ῷ] τῶν Σχο[λ]ῶν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1403
Diameter 26.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικηφόρῳ μαγίστρῳ καὶ δομεστικῷ τῶν Σχολῶν.

Mother of God, help your servant Nikephoros, magistros and Domestikos of the Schools.