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Nicholas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin praying. Inscription : Μ̣̅Θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Inscription along upper circumference, only three letters visible. Border of dots.

...ΟΗΘ

[Θεοτόκε β]οήθ(ει) 

Reverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas. Inscription : Ο|ΝΙΚ|ΟΛ : ὁ (ἅγιος) Νικόλ(αος). Inscription along upper circumference. Border of dots.

ΝΙΚΗΦ..

Νικηφ[όρ]ω

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin praying. Inscription : Μ̣̅Θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Inscription along upper circumference, only three letters visible. Border of dots.

...ΟΗΘ

[Θεοτόκε β]οήθ(ει) 

Reverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas. Inscription : Ο|ΝΙΚ|ΟΛ : ὁ (ἅγιος) Νικόλ(αος). Inscription along upper circumference. Border of dots.

ΝΙΚΗΦ..

Νικηφ[όρ]ω

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5340
Diameter 19.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικηφόρω.

Theotokos, help Nikephoros.