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Niketas Daxeinos (?), patrikios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Inscription in columns on either side: |γ|ε|ρ|γ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. A decoration below. Border of dots.

Κ̣εοη
ε̣ιτσ
̣νικητα
.ρι̅τ̣α̣
̣ειν


Κύριε βοή[θ]ει τῷ σῷ δ(ού)[λ]ῳ Νικήτᾳ [π](ατ)ρι(κίῳ) τῷ Δαξείνῳ 

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Inscription in columns on either side: |γ|ε|ρ|γ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. A decoration below. Border of dots.

Κ̣εοη
ε̣ιτσ
̣νικητα
.ρι̅τ̣α̣
̣ειν


Κύριε βοή[θ]ει τῷ σῷ δ(ού)[λ]ῳ Νικήτᾳ [π](ατ)ρι(κίῳ) τῷ Δαξείνῳ 

Accession number BZS.1958.106.866
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Struck off center.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ πατρικίῳ τῷ Δαξείνῳ.

Lord, help your servant Niketas Daxeinos, patrikios.

Commentary

The reading of the owner's family name is provisional; the difficulty lies in the first three letters which are not clearly preserved.