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Pothos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1564
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Poorly inscribed.
Previous Editions

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

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)

Translation

κήρυξ, μὲ τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην σκέποις Πόθον.

Herald, may you protect me, your servant Pothos.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1564
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Poorly inscribed.
Previous Editions

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