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Nicholas Aplesphares (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ΝΙ|ΚΟΛ|Α|Ο: ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines (the last line is only partially preserved). A cross above. Border of dots.

  
Π̣Ρ̣ΟΕΡΕ̣
ΥΡΝΕΚ
Π̣Α̣Σ̣Η̣Σ̣ΛΑΗΣ
ΡΥΟΥΑΠΛΕΣΑ
ΡΣΟΝ
ΝΙΚΟ
ΛΑΟΝΟΙΚΕ
Τ̣̣

πρόεδρε Μύρων, ἐκ πάσης βλάβης ῥύου Ἀπλεσφάρην σὸν Νικόλαον οἰκέτην

Obverse

Standing figure of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ΝΙ|ΚΟΛ|Α|Ο: ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines (the last line is only partially preserved). A cross above. Border of dots.

  
Π̣Ρ̣ΟΕΡΕ̣
ΥΡΝΕΚ
Π̣Α̣Σ̣Η̣Σ̣ΛΑΗΣ
ΡΥΟΥΑΠΛΕΣΑ
ΡΣΟΝ
ΝΙΚΟ
ΛΑΟΝΟΙΚΕ
Τ̣̣

πρόεδρε Μύρων, ἐκ πάσης βλάβης ῥύου Ἀπλεσφάρην σὸν Νικόλαον οἰκέτην

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5538
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenen II, no. 1840.

Translation

πρόεδρε Μύρων, ἐκ πάσης βλάβης ῥύου Ἀπλεσφάρην σὸν Νικόλαον οἰκέτην.

Bishop of Myra, keep your servant Nicholas Aplesphares safe from all harm.