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John imperial episkeptites (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John Prodromos. Sigla preserved at right: |Ο: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Πρό(δρομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ̅,
ΤΣ
Ι̅⸣ΕΠ
Κ̣Ε̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δ[ού(λῳ)] Ἰω(άννῃ) β(ασιλικῷ) ἐπ[ισ]κεπτ(ίτῃ)

Obverse

Bust of St John Prodromos. Sigla preserved at right: |Ο: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Πρό(δρομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕ̅,
ΤΣ
Ι̅⸣ΕΠ
Κ̣Ε̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δ[ού(λῳ)] Ἰω(άννῃ) β(ασιλικῷ) ἐπ[ισ]κεπτ(ίτῃ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2404
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ ἐπισκεπτίτῃ.

Lord, help your servant John, imperial episkeptites.