In 1826 bishop Nektarios of Sardis, a dominant personality on Patmos, wrote to the monastery dedicating, amongst other items, a pair of dikerotrikera. He particularly warns, in the dedicatory inscription on their base, that should anyone remove them from the Monastery, he will be doomed by the curse of Saint John the Theologian and of Nektarios himself.
The dikerotrikerο bears two candle-holders resting on asps that emerge from the calyxes of flowers. The central stem is crowned by a cross and the circular foot, rendered in a rather inelegant manner, bears strongly stylised, lance-shaped leaves. Their shape and decoration is reminiscent of Russian objects from the period of Neoclassicism, which exercised influence on Greek silverware from the beginning of the 19th century.