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Pothos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Traces of an inscription on the right: Ο|μ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρ]ομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

..ρ̣υ̣
μετ̣σον
οικετη
σκεποι
ποθοˊ

[κ]ήρυξ, μὲ τ(ὸν) σὸν οἰκέτη(ν) σκέποι(ς) Πόθο(ν)

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Traces of an inscription on the right: Ο|μ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρ]ομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

..ρ̣υ̣
μετ̣σον
οικετη
σκεποι
ποθοˊ

[κ]ήρυξ, μὲ τ(ὸν) σὸν οἰκέτη(ν) σκέποι(ς) Πόθο(ν)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1564
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1104.

Translation

κήρυξ, μὲ τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην σκέποις Πόθον.

Herald, may you protect me, your servant Pothos.

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