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Niketas proedros and epi ton kriseon (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.340
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition A beautifully engraved specimen.

Obverse

The Virgin standing and holding Christ in her left arm. On either side, the sigla, below which is an epithet in columns: ̅ΘΥ̅|h|ni|k|oπ|οι|ο|σ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ ἡ Νικοποιός. Border of dots within two linear borders.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Between two linear borders, a border of dots.

θκ̅ε
οηθει
νικητ
προερ
επιτν
κρισε
ν

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ προέδρῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν κρίσεων

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ προέδρῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν κρίσεων.

Mother of God, help Niketas proedros and epi ton kriseon.