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Anonymous (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the book. Sigla on either side: |ν|ικ|ο|λ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below.

κε̅θ,
τεχον
τιμε


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ ἔχοντί με

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the book. Sigla on either side: |ν|ικ|ο|λ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below.

κε̅θ,
τεχον
τιμε


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ ἔχοντί με

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2077
Diameter 15.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ ἔχοντί με.

Lord, help my owner.

Commentary

It is likely that the owner's name was Nicholas, in keeping with the saint shown on the obverse.