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John (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing on a suppedion and holding the Child with her right arm. Sigla visible at right only: θυ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of thick dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of thick dots.

  
σκε
ποισπ.
ναγνΕ̣
ι̅σοΝ̣
λο

σκέποις, π[ά]ναγνε, Ἰω(άννην) σὸν δούλο(ν)

Obverse

The Mother of God standing on a suppedion and holding the Child with her right arm. Sigla visible at right only: θυ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of thick dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of thick dots.

  
σκε
ποισπ.
ναγνΕ̣
ι̅σοΝ̣
λο

σκέποις, π[ά]ναγνε, Ἰω(άννην) σὸν δούλο(ν)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3718
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2147.

Translation

σκέποις, πάναγνε, Ἰωάννην σὸν οἰκέτην.

May you protect, all-holy One, your servant John.

Commentary