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John (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding a book and offering a blessing. Epigraphy on either side: |ι̅|ο|ΣΟ|Μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υ)σόστ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σκε
ποισμετο
σονοικε
τηνι̅
  

σκέποις με τὸ(ν) σὸν οἰκέτην Ἰω(άννην)

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding a book and offering a blessing. Epigraphy on either side: |ι̅|ο|ΣΟ|Μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υ)σόστ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σκε
ποισμετο
σονοικε
τηνι̅
  

σκέποις με τὸ(ν) σὸν οἰκέτην Ἰω(άννην)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3713
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2111.

Translation

σκέποις με τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην Ἰωάννην.

May you watch over me, your servant John.

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