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John (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: |ι̅|ο|,σ|τ|ο|μο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots above and a decoration below. Border of dots.

  
οον,
ντισ
ιπε̅ρ
χαριν
  

ὁμον(υ)μοῦντι σ(ὴν) δίδου, π(άτ)ερ, χάριν

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: |ι̅|ο|,σ|τ|ο|μο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots above and a decoration below. Border of dots.

  
οον,
ντισ
ιπε̅ρ
χαριν
  

ὁμον(υ)μοῦντι σ(ὴν) δίδου, π(άτ)ερ, χάριν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1011
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1666.

Translation

ὁμονυμοῦντι σὴν δίδου, πάτερ, χάριν.

Father, bestow your grace upon your servant of the same name.

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