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Nikephoros (thirteenth/fourteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin praying with medallion. Inscription : ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅ΕΒΟΉ
ΘΙΤΟ̅ΣΟ̅Δ
́ΛΟ̅ΝΙΚΙ̣Φ
ΌΡΟΝ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθι τὸ(ν) σὸ(ν) δούλο(ν) Νικιφόρον

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin praying with medallion. Inscription : ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅ΕΒΟΉ
ΘΙΤΟ̅ΣΟ̅Δ
́ΛΟ̅ΝΙΚΙ̣Φ
ΌΡΟΝ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθι τὸ(ν) σὸ(ν) δούλο(ν) Νικιφόρον

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3465
Diameter 31.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθι τὸν σὸν δούλον Νικιφόρον.

Theotokos, help your servant Nikephoros.

Commentary

We read the marks over the omicrons as abbreviations rather than as accents.