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John (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross above and a generation below. Border of dots.


ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΤΣ
ΔΛ,Ι̅
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross above and a generation below. Border of dots.


ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΤΣ
ΔΛ,Ι̅
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2382
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 10.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ.

Mother of God, help your servant John.