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Nicholas imperial protospatharios, epi tou Chrysotriklinou, and epi ton deeseon (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding the sceptre in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. Remnants of an inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

αρχ,οτΣ.

Ἀρχάγγελε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

νηκο
λαˋαˋσπα
θαρ,επιτχ
ρυσˋεπιτ,
εησε

Νηκολάῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν δεήσεων

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding the sceptre in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. Remnants of an inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

αρχ,οτΣ.

Ἀρχάγγελε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

νηκο
λαˋαˋσπα
θαρ,επιτχ
ρυσˋεπιτ,
εησε

Νηκολάῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν δεήσεων

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.141
Diameter 32.0 mm; field: 27.0 mm

Translation

Ἀρχάγγελε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νηκολάῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν δεήσεων.

Archangel, help your servant Nicholas protospatharios, epi tou Chrysotriklinou, and master of petitions.