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Melias (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint John the Baptist holding a long cross in right hand. Inscription : |ΔΡ|ΜΟ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Πρ(ό)δρομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΜΕΛΙ
ΑΝΔΟΥ
ΛΟΝΧΥ̅

Μελίαν δοῦλον Χ(ριστο)ῦ

Obverse

Bust of Saint John the Baptist holding a long cross in right hand. Inscription : |ΔΡ|ΜΟ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Πρ(ό)δρομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΜΕΛΙ
ΑΝΔΟΥ
ΛΟΝΧΥ̅

Μελίαν δοῦλον Χ(ριστο)ῦ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.210
Diameter 17.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Μελίαν δοῦλον Χριστοῦ.

Melias, servant of Christ.