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John synkellos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ι|ο|στ|μ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
υλαττε
φστηρο
μονυμ
συγκελλ

φύλαττε, φωστήρ, ὁμονύμῳ συγκέλλ(ῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ι|ο|στ|μ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
υλαττε
φστηρο
μονυμ
συγκελλ

φύλαττε, φωστήρ, ὁμονύμῳ συγκέλλ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1517
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

φύλαττε, φωστήρ, ὁμονύμῳ συγκέλλῳ.

Luminary, protect the synkellos of the same name.

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