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John apo hypaton (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of St. John Prodromos holding a long cross over his left shoulder and pointing his right hand towards a medallion of Christ. To the right is a cyprus tree, to the left is another type of tree (perhaps an olive tree). Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Cross at beginning of first line; trace of cross at end of fifth line. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟ
ΤΟΚΕΒ̣Ο̣
ΗΘΗΙΝ
Ν̣ΙΠΟΥΠ
ΤΝ̣

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Ἰωάννι ἀπὸ ὑπάτων

Obverse

Standing figure of St. John Prodromos holding a long cross over his left shoulder and pointing his right hand towards a medallion of Christ. To the right is a cyprus tree, to the left is another type of tree (perhaps an olive tree). Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Cross at beginning of first line; trace of cross at end of fifth line. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟ
ΤΟΚΕΒ̣Ο̣
ΗΘΗΙΝ
Ν̣ΙΠΟΥΠ
ΤΝ̣

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Ἰωάννι ἀπὸ ὑπάτων

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2412
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Worn along edges and on reverse side.