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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Traces of epigraphy: |ι̅|οπ|ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ[όδ(ρομος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ολυχ
Ν̣οσΦτ,
Φ̣οτηζε
Σ̣Ο̣Ν̣υκε
την

ὁ λύχνος φωτὸς φότηζε σὸν ὐκέτην

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Traces of epigraphy: |ι̅|οπ|ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ[όδ(ρομος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ολυχ
Ν̣οσΦτ,
Φ̣οτηζε
Σ̣Ο̣Ν̣υκε
την

ὁ λύχνος φωτὸς φότηζε σὸν ὐκέτην

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1886
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1558b.

Translation

ὁ λύχνος φωτὸς φότηζε σὸν ὐκέτην.

The lamp of the Light to come, shine on your servant.

Commentary

Note the homophonic error in ὐκέτην for οἰκέτην.