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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 on either side: μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
σκε
ποισπα
ναγνε
ι̅σον
λο

σκέποις, πάναγνε, Ἰω(άννην) σὸν δούλο(ν)

Obverse

The Mother of God standing on a suppedion and holding the Child with her right arm. Sigla on either side: μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
σκε
ποισπα
ναγνε
ι̅σον
λο

σκέποις, πάναγνε, Ἰω(άννην) σὸν δούλο(ν)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3016
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 δούλον.

All-holy One, may you protect your servant John.

Commentary