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Nikephoros (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1976
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Condition Broken; half preserved.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at right: θυ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Traces of an inscription along the circumference, within a border of dots:

σλ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at left: |νι|κ|ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικό[λαος]. Traces of a circular inscription along the circumference, within a border of dots:

νικηφ

Νικηφ[όρῳ]

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικηφόρῳ ...

Mother of God, help your servant Nikephoros ...