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Nikephoros Tornikes, protospatharios and ek prosopou (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, remains of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτ.....

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ [σῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

νικο
λα̣Αˋσπα
θ̣,̣ε̣κ̣Ασ
..τ̣ο
Ρ
.ι̣κη

Νικολάῳ (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐκ (προ)σώ[π(ου) τ]ῷ Τορ[ν]ίκῃ

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, remains of a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθτ.....

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ [σῷ δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

νικο
λα̣Αˋσπα
θ̣,̣ε̣κ̣Ασ
..τ̣ο
Ρ
.ι̣κη

Νικολάῳ (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐκ (προ)σώ[π(ου) τ]ῷ Τορ[ν]ίκῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.894
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Chipped.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐκ προσώπου τῷ Τορνίκῃ.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas Tornikes, protospatharios and ek prosopou.