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John Argyros (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ι̅|ο|στ|ο|μ|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στομ(ο)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


λατριν
σκεποισ
σοναργυ
ρονι̅

λάτριν σκέποις σὸν Ἀργυρὸν Ἰω(άννην)

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ι̅|ο|στ|ο|μ|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στομ(ο)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


λατριν
σκεποισ
σοναργυ
ρονι̅

λάτριν σκέποις σὸν Ἀργυρὸν Ἰω(άννην)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5306
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1250.

Translation

λάτριν σκέποις σὸν Ἀργυρὸν Ἰωάννην.

May you protect your servant John Argyros.

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