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N. (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of John the Baptist holding a staff cross. Details indistinct. Inscription preserved at left: |.̅ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Ἰ]ω(άννης) [ὁ Πρόδρομος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; last line illegible. Border of dots.

α̣φ̣α̣
φραγι
κελ
̣σ̣του̣
....

[γρ]αφὰ[ς σ]φραγί[ζ]ω κε λ[όγ]ους τοῦ ...

Obverse

Bust of John the Baptist holding a staff cross. Details indistinct. Inscription preserved at left: |.̅ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Ἰ]ω(άννης) [ὁ Πρόδρομος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; last line illegible. Border of dots.

α̣φ̣α̣
φραγι
κελ
̣σ̣του̣
....

[γρ]αφὰ[ς σ]φραγί[ζ]ω κε λ[όγ]ους τοῦ ...

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3274
Diameter 15.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω κε λόγους τοῦ ...

I seal the letters and words of ...

Commentary

The inscription follows a standard metrical formula ending with the owner's name.