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John notarios tes sakelles (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child on her left, with her head turned towards Christ. Sigla: ΘΥ̣̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΘΚ̅Ε̣
.ΟΗΘ,Τ.
..Λ̣Ι̅.̅
.Ο̣ΤΡ.
..Η̣ΣΣ̣
..ΛΗ̣Σ

Θ(εοτό)κε [β]οήθ(ει) τ[ῷ σῷ] δού(λῳ) Ἰ[ω(άννῃ) ν]οταρ[ίῳ τ]ῆς σα[κέ]λης

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child on her left, with her head turned towards Christ. Sigla: ΘΥ̣̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΘΚ̅Ε̣
.ΟΗΘ,Τ.
..Λ̣Ι̅.̅
.Ο̣ΤΡ.
..Η̣ΣΣ̣
..ΛΗ̣Σ

Θ(εοτό)κε [β]οήθ(ει) τ[ῷ σῷ] δού(λῳ) Ἰ[ω(άννῃ) ν]οταρ[ίῳ τ]ῆς σα[κέ]λης

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2416
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Both sides partially effaced.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ νοταρίῳ τῆς σακέλης.

Mother of God, help your servant John, notarios tes sakelles.