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John asekretis (eleventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God; details indistinct. Sigla preserved at right: θ̅ : [Μ(ήτηρ)] Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.

  
.ke̅o
..eii̅
..hkρ.
.ησ
  

[Θ(εοτό)]κε βο[ήθ]ει Ἰω(άννῃ) [ἀσ]ηκρ[ῆτ]ης

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God; details indistinct. Sigla preserved at right: θ̅ : [Μ(ήτηρ)] Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.

  
.ke̅o
..eii̅
..hkρ.
.ησ
  

[Θ(εοτό)]κε βο[ήθ]ει Ἰω(άννῃ) [ἀσ]ηκρ[ῆτ]ης

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2516
Diameter 22.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ ἀσηκρῆτης.

Mother of God, help John, asekretis.