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Abramios imperial ostiarios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: ο|α|γι|ο,ν|ι|κο|λα, : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Νικόλα(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,θ,
τσ
ρμι
οστι
ρι

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Ἀβραμίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) ὀστιαρίῳ

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: ο|α|γι|ο,ν|ι|κο|λα, : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Νικόλα(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,θ,
τσ
ρμι
οστι
ρι

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Ἀβραμίῳ β(ασιλικῷ) ὀστιαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2336
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀβραμίῳ βασιλικῷ ὀστιαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Abramios, imperial ostiarios.