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John (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: Μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


θκ̅ε,θ,
τσ
δλ,̅ 
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: Μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


θκ̅ε,θ,
τσ
δλ,̅ 
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1806
Diameter 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ.

Mother of God, help your servant John.

Commentary