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John Lachanas (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God (Kyriotissa) holding the Child before her. Above, on either side, busts of angels. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Epithet: η|κυ|ρι|τι|σα : ἡ Κυριώτισα. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σκε
ποισλα
χαναν
ι̅παρ
θενε

σκέποις Λαχανᾶν Ἰω(άννην), παρθένε

Obverse

The Mother of God (Kyriotissa) holding the Child before her. Above, on either side, busts of angels. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Epithet: η|κυ|ρι|τι|σα : ἡ Κυριώτισα. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σκε
ποισλα
χαναν
ι̅παρ
θενε

σκέποις Λαχανᾶν Ἰω(άννην), παρθένε

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3440
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2030.

Translation

σκέποις Λαχανᾶν Ἰωάννην, παρθένε.

Virgin, may you protect John Lachanas.

Commentary