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Niketas Katakalos, imperial koubikoularios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her lap. Both are nimbed. Circular inscription with in a border of dots.

ΘΕΟΤΟΚΕ̣ΤΣ,

Θεοτόκε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΝΙΚΙΤΑ
̣,ΚΙΚΟΥ
Λ̣ΑΡ,ΚΑΤ
ΑΚΑΛ

Νικίτᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) κουβικουλαρ(ίῳ) τ(ῷ) Κατακάλῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her lap. Both are nimbed. Circular inscription with in a border of dots.

ΘΕΟΤΟΚΕ̣ΤΣ,

Θεοτόκε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΝΙΚΙΤΑ
̣,ΚΙΚΟΥ
Λ̣ΑΡ,ΚΑΤ
ΑΚΑΛ

Νικίτᾳ β(ασιλικῷ) κουβικουλαρ(ίῳ) τ(ῷ) Κατακάλῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4102
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Crack along channel.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικίτᾳ βασιλικῷ κουβικουλαρίῳ τῷ Κατακάλῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Niketas Katakalos, imperial koubikoularios.