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Nicholas vestarches (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Faintly preserved sigla on either side: ̅θ̣υ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

γνη
.οισκεπ,
.ικολον
εστρ
χ̣η̣ν̣

Ἁγνή, [μ]οι σκέπ(οις) [Ν]ικόλαον [β]εστάρχην

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Faintly preserved sigla on either side: ̅θ̣υ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

γνη
.οισκεπ,
.ικολον
εστρ
χ̣η̣ν̣

Ἁγνή, [μ]οι σκέπ(οις) [Ν]ικόλαον [β]εστάρχην

Accession number BZS.1977.34.32
Diameter 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

This inscription should be added to the entry in Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 15.

Translation

Ἁγνή, μοι σκέποις Νικόλαον βεστάρχην.

Holy One, may you protect me, Nicholas, vestarches.