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John protonotarios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1838
Diameter 16 mm
Field diameter 10 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla at right: μ|θ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

θκε,θ,
ι̅νο
τρι,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)νοταρί(ῳ)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτονοταρίῳ.

Mother of God, help John, protonotarios.