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John ek prosopou (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Sigla preserved at left: : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

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

ΘΚ̅Ε
̣ΟΕΙΘΗ
.̣ΟΥΛΟ
..Ι̅ΕΚ
.ΣΠ̣

Θ(εοτό)κε βοείθη [τ]ῷ δούλο [σοῦ] Ἰω(άννῃ) ἐκ [(προ)]σώπ(ου)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Sigla preserved at left: : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

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

ΘΚ̅Ε
̣ΟΕΙΘΗ
.̣ΟΥΛΟ
..Ι̅ΕΚ
.ΣΠ̣

Θ(εοτό)κε βοείθη [τ]ῷ δούλο [σοῦ] Ἰω(άννῃ) ἐκ [(προ)]σώπ(ου)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2402
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Chipped at top and bottom. Both faces worn.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοείθη τῷ δούλο σοῦ Ἰωάννῃ ἐκ προσώπου.

Mother of God, help your servant John, ek prosopou.