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John episkeptites (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael holding a scepter in his right hand and a globus in his left. Sigla preserved at right: Μ : [Ἀ(ρ)χ(άγγελος)] Μ(ι)[χ(αήλ)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Faint border of dots.

ΚΕ̅
̣,ΘΤΣ
ΔΙ̅ΕΠΙ
ΣΚΕΠΤ̣
 Τ 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) ἐπισκεπτ(ί)τ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael holding a scepter in his right hand and a globus in his left. Sigla preserved at right: Μ : [Ἀ(ρ)χ(άγγελος)] Μ(ι)[χ(αήλ)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Faint border of dots.

ΚΕ̅
̣,ΘΤΣ
ΔΙ̅ΕΠΙ
ΣΚΕΠΤ̣
 Τ 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) ἐπισκεπτ(ί)τ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2403
Diameter 14.0 mm
Condition Partially effaced.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ ἐπισκεπτίτῃ.

Lord, help your servant John, episkeptites.