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Romanos Charkoutzes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the Gospel and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: .|α|γ̣ι|ο|σν|κ|λ : [ὁ] ἅγιος Ν(ι)κ(ό)λ(αος).

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross.

φερ
σφραγια
ρμαντ,
χρκτ
ζ̣η

φέρω σφραγῖδα Ῥωμανοῦ τ(οῦ) Χαρκούτζη

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the Gospel and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: .|α|γ̣ι|ο|σν|κ|λ : [ὁ] ἅγιος Ν(ι)κ(ό)λ(αος).

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross.

φερ
σφραγια
ρμαντ,
χρκτ
ζ̣η

φέρω σφραγῖδα Ῥωμανοῦ τ(οῦ) Χαρκούτζη

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1966
Diameter 19.0 mm

Translation

φέρω σφραγῖδα Ῥωμανοῦ τοῦ Χαρκούτζη.

I bear the seal of Romanos Charkoutzes.

Commentary

A metrical inscription in twelve syllables.