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John Serblias (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her right arm. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΙΝΝΗ
ΤΣΕΡ
ΛΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῷ Σερβλίᾳ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her right arm. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΙΝΝΗ
ΤΣΕΡ
ΛΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῷ Σερβλίᾳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.698
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῷ Σερβλίᾳ.

Mother of God, help John Serblias.