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Michael Metretopoulos (?) (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1199
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Weakly struck; blank too small for die.


Bust of St. Nicholas, facing, blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left. Inscription visible in column to the right: Λ|Α|Ο: ὁ ἅγιος Νικολάος. Indeterminate border.


Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.


Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ Μετρητοπούλῳ (?)


Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ Μετρητοπούλῳ (?).

Lord, help Michael Metretopoulos (?).


In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, Laurent restores the name as appears here. While it seems most likely, it cannot be suggested with certainty.