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John horreiarios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos holding a long cross over his right shoulder. Details indistinct. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with a cross at the beginning of the first line. Indeterminate border.

ΚΕ̣
.ΟΗ..
Ι̅̅ΟΡ.
ΑΡΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε [β]οή[θει] Ἰω(άννῃ) ὁρ[ι]αρίῳ

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos holding a long cross over his right shoulder. Details indistinct. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with a cross at the beginning of the first line. Indeterminate border.

ΚΕ̣
.ΟΗ..
Ι̅̅ΟΡ.
ΑΡΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε [β]οή[θει] Ἰω(άννῃ) ὁρ[ι]αρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3106
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Very worn and corroded; folded slightly backwards.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ ὁριαρίῳ.

Lord, help John, horreiarios.

Commentary

The Saint on the obverse has been identified based on the likely parallel listed in this entry.