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Nikephoros Bourtzes, vestes and katepano (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

A military saint (likely St George) standing, holding a spear and shield. No epigraphy visible. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Indeterminate border.

Η̣φ̣ο̣
στηκ
παν,τ̣̣
̣ρτη

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικ]ηφό[ρῳ βέ]στῃ (καὶ) κ[ατε]πάνω τῷ [Β]ούρτζῃ

Obverse

A military saint (likely St George) standing, holding a spear and shield. No epigraphy visible. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Indeterminate border.

Η̣φ̣ο̣
στηκ
παν,τ̣̣
̣ρτη

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικ]ηφό[ρῳ βέ]στῃ (καὶ) κ[ατε]πάνω τῷ [Β]ούρτζῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5141
Diameter 18.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cheynet-Vannier, "La famille Bourtzès," no. 25 (with commentary, in Etudes prosopographiques, 15-55).

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Νικηφόρῳ βέστῃ καὶ κατεπάνω τῷ Βούρτζῃ.

Lord, help Nikephoros Bourtzes, vestes and katepano.