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John (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla : ̅ΘΥ̅ Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross above. Border of dots.


Ι̅ΠΑΝΑ
ΓΝΕΣΟΝ
ΔΟΥΛΟΝ
ΣΚΕΠΕ

Ἰω(άννην), Πάναγνε, σὸν δοῦλον σκέπε

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla : ̅ΘΥ̅ Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross above. Border of dots.


Ι̅ΠΑΝΑ
ΓΝΕΣΟΝ
ΔΟΥΛΟΝ
ΣΚΕΠΕ

Ἰω(άννην), Πάναγνε, σὸν δοῦλον σκέπε

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3664
Diameter 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no 985.

Translation

Ἰωάννην, Πάναγνε, σὸν δοῦλον σκέπε.

All-holy One, protect your servant John. 

Commentary

Inscription of twelve syllables.