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John (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom. Details indistinct. Inscription on either side: |ι̅|ο,|σ|το|μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below. Border of dots.

ι
́ην
Ύλττε
σον́λο,
π́τερ
  

Ἰωάννην φύλαττε σὸν δοῦλο(ν), πάτερ

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom. Details indistinct. Inscription on either side: |ι̅|ο,|σ|το|μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below. Border of dots.

ι
́ην
Ύλττε
σον́λο,
π́τερ
  

Ἰωάννην φύλαττε σὸν δοῦλο(ν), πάτερ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1480
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1010; Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 632.

Translation

Ἰωάννην φύλαττε σὸν δοῦλον, πάτερ.

Father, protect your servant John.

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