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John epi tes hetaireias (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a figure, likely a military saint, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Other details indistinct; no epigraphy visible. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Indeterminate border.

̣Σ
Ι̅ΕΠΙ
Η̣ΣΕΤΕ

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει)] [τ]ῷ σῷ δ[ού(λω)] Ἰω(άννῃ) ἐπὶ [τ]ῆς ἑτε[ρίας]

Obverse

Bust of a figure, likely a military saint, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Other details indistinct; no epigraphy visible. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Indeterminate border.

̣Σ
Ι̅ΕΠΙ
Η̣ΣΕΤΕ

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει)] [τ]ῷ σῷ δ[ού(λω)] Ἰω(άννῃ) ἐπὶ [τ]ῆς ἑτε[ρίας]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2406
Diameter 15.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλω Ἰωάννῃ ἐπὶ τῆς ἑτερείας.

Lord, help your servant John, epi tes etaireias.