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John (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing with her hands upraised. Illegible traces of sigla on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ι̅φυ
λαττε̣
σονλα
τρινκο̣
ρ̣η̣

Ἰω(άννην) φύλαττε σὸν λάτριν, κόρη

Obverse

The Mother of God standing with her hands upraised. Illegible traces of sigla on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ι̅φυ
λαττε̣
σονλα
τρινκο̣
ρ̣η̣

Ἰω(άννην) φύλαττε σὸν λάτριν, κόρη

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2079
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1011 (not listed, but the same specimen).

Translation

Ἰωάννην φύλαττε σὸν λάτριν, κόρη.

Virgin, protect your servant John.

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