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Nikolas Tornikes, imperial spatharios and ek prosopou (tenth / eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on both sides. Along the circumference within a border of dots, an inscription begins at seven o'clock:

ΚΕΟΗΘ,ΤΣ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ[ού(λῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΝΙΚΟ
ΛΑΣΠΑ
ΘΕΚΑΣ
Π,ΤΤΟΡ
ΝΙΚΗ

Νικολάῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐκ (προ)σώπ(ου) τῷ Τορνίκῃ

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons on both sides. Along the circumference within a border of dots, an inscription begins at seven o'clock:

ΚΕΟΗΘ,ΤΣ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ[ού(λῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΝΙΚΟ
ΛΑΣΠΑ
ΘΕΚΑΣ
Π,ΤΤΟΡ
ΝΙΚΗ

Νικολάῳ β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐκ (προ)σώπ(ου) τῷ Τορνίκῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4088
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Condition Chips at top and bottom of channel.

Translation

Νικολάῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐκ προσώπου τῷ Τορνίκῃ.

Lord, help your servant Nikolas Tornikes, imperial spatharios and ek prosopou.