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John chrysepilektes (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John Prodromos holding his hands before him. Sigla on either side: ̅,|.–Ρ̣|Ο̣: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰ]ω(άννης) [ὁ Πρ(ό)]δρο(μος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross at beginning of first line. Fourth line between pellets. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΤΣ,,
Ι̅,ΕΠ,
 ΛΕΚ, 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) χρ(υσ)επ(ι)λέκ(τῃ)

Obverse

Bust of St John Prodromos holding his hands before him. Sigla on either side: ̅,|.–Ρ̣|Ο̣: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰ]ω(άννης) [ὁ Πρ(ό)]δρο(μος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Cross at beginning of first line. Fourth line between pellets. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΤΣ,,
Ι̅,ΕΠ,
 ΛΕΚ, 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) χρ(υσ)επ(ι)λέκ(τῃ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2400
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Both faces worn. Obverse chipped along channel.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ χρυσεπιλέκτῃ.

Lord help your servant John chysepilektes.

Commentary

On the chrysepilektes, see the comments to the parallel specimen cited in this entry.