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John (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God orans. Sigla : Μ̅Θ̅Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Within concentric borders of dots a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

..ΟΤΟΚ...ΗΘΕΙ  

[Θε]οτόκ[ε βο]ήθει

Reverse

Standing figure of St Nicholas, details obscure. Inscription in two columns : |ΝΙ|ΚΟΛ|Ο|Σὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Within concentric borders of dots a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

ΤΣΔΟΥΛΙΝΝΗ̣

τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God orans. Sigla : Μ̅Θ̅Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Within concentric borders of dots a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

..ΟΤΟΚ...ΗΘΕΙ  

[Θε]οτόκ[ε βο]ήθει

Reverse

Standing figure of St Nicholas, details obscure. Inscription in two columns : |ΝΙ|ΚΟΛ|Ο|Σὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Within concentric borders of dots a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

ΤΣΔΟΥΛΙΝΝΗ̣

τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2766
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ.

Theotokos, help your servant John.