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Bardas Eugeniotes (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding a book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ι̅ο|̅: ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ευγε
νιτ
χρυσεπησ
ρν
σκεποισ

Εὐγενιώτην, χρυσεπής, Βάρδαν σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding a book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ι̅ο|̅: ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ευγε
νιτ
χρυσεπησ
ρν
σκεποισ

Εὐγενιώτην, χρυσεπής, Βάρδαν σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.787
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 803.

Translation

Εὐγενιώτην, χρυσεπής, Βάρδαν σκέποις.

May you, speaker of words of gold, protect Bardas Eugeniotes.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt notes the unique instance of the epithet χρυσεπής for St. John Chrysostom in metrical inscriptions.