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John mystographos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with a medalion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̣̅–Θ̣̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Decoration at top. Border of dots.

  
ΘΚΕ
ΘΙ̅ΜΥΣ
ΤΟΓΡ̣Α
Φ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) μυστογράφῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with a medalion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̣̅–Θ̣̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Decoration at top. Border of dots.

  
ΘΚΕ
ΘΙ̅ΜΥΣ
ΤΟΓΡ̣Α
Φ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) μυστογράφῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2413
Diameter 18.0 mm
Condition Both sides mildly worn. Chipped at bottom.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ μυστογράφῳ.

Mother of God, help John, mystographos.