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John Chrysanthos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross between pellets above. Border of dots.

  
ι̅χρυ
σνθον
γνημε
σκεποισ̣

Ἰω(άννην) Χρύσανθον, ἁγνή, με σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross between pellets above. Border of dots.

  
ι̅χρυ
σνθον
γνημε
σκεποισ̣

Ἰω(άννην) Χρύσανθον, ἁγνή, με σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1063
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1012.

Translation

Ἰωάννην Χρύσανθον, ἁγνή, με σκέποις.

Holy one, may you protect me, John Chrysanthos.

Commentary