Plaque of St Nicholas crowning Roger II

Museo Nicolaiano di Bariabout AD 1140

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

On this plaque Roger II holds Byzantine regalia – an orb and a banner with the cross. The names of King Roger and his protector St Nicolas are written in Latin, and Roger’s Frankish roots are demonstrated by his 
long hair and the fleur-de-lis on his dress.


  • Title: Plaque of St Nicholas crowning Roger II
  • Creator: Museo Nicolaiano di Bari
  • Date Created: about AD 1140
  • Location Created: Basilica of St Nicolas, Bari, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 24.4 cm
  • Medium: enamel on copper

  • Copyright: Museo Nicolaiano di Bari

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