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John (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ι̅πανα
γνεσον
ουλον
σκεπε


Ἰωάννην, πάναγνε, σὸν δοῦλον σκέπε

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ι̅πανα
γνεσον
ουλον
σκεπε


Ἰωάννην, πάναγνε, σὸν δοῦλον σκέπε

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3713
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 985.

Translation

Ἰωάννην, πάναγνε, σὸν δοῦλον σκέπε.

All holy one, watch over your servant John.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt dates this metrical seal to the years between 1060 and 1090.