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Nicholas imperial spatharios and Domestic of the Exkoubitoi (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Sigla on either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

τοσοδ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] το σο δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

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

νικο
λˊˊσπ
θˋSδομε
τνε
κˊ

Νικολ(άῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δομε(στικῷ) τῳν Ἐξκουβ(ίτων)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Sigla on either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

τοσοδ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] το σο δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

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

νικο
λˊˊσπ
θˋSδομε
τνε
κˊ

Νικολ(άῳ) β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) δομε(στικῷ) τῳν Ἐξκουβ(ίτων)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2319
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το σο δούλῳ Νικολάῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ δομεστικῷ τῳν Ἐξκουβίτων.

Mother of God, help your servant Nicholas, imperial spatharios and Domestic of the Exkoubitoi.