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John (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ΝΙ|ΚΟΛ|Ο|Σ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΜΕ
ΠΕΡΣΟΝ
ΛΤΡΗΝ
Ι̅

σκέποις με, π(άτ)ερ, σὸν λάτρην Ἰω(άννην)

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ΝΙ|ΚΟΛ|Ο|Σ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΜΕ
ΠΕΡΣΟΝ
ΛΤΡΗΝ
Ι̅

σκέποις με, π(άτ)ερ, σὸν λάτρην Ἰω(άννην)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1875
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2097.

Translation

σκέποις με, πάτερ, σὸν λάτρην Ἰωάννην.

Father, may you protect me, your servant John.

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