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Nikephoros Dalassenos (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: Μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θκε
οηθει
νικηορ,
τ̣αλα
σιν̣

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Νικηφόρ(ῳ) τῷ Δαλασινῷ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: Μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θκε
οηθει
νικηορ,
τ̣αλα
σιν̣

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Νικηφόρ(ῳ) τῷ Δαλασινῷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1521
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, "Les Dalassènoi," no. 29.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ τῷ Δαλασινῷ.

Mother of God, help Nikephoros Dalassenos.