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John (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John Chrysostom. Details indistinct. Remains of sigla at right : ̣|ΣΟ|Μ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Χρ(υ)σόστ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΜΕ
ΣΟΝΟΙΚ
ΤΗ̣ṇị̣̅

σκέποις με [τ(ὸν)] σὸν οἰκ[έτ]ην Ἰω(άννην)

Obverse

Bust of St John Chrysostom. Details indistinct. Remains of sigla at right : ̣|ΣΟ|Μ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Χρ(υ)σόστ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΜΕ
ΣΟΝΟΙΚ
ΤΗ̣ṇị̣̅

σκέποις με [τ(ὸν)] σὸν οἰκ[έτ]ην Ἰω(άννην)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3714
Diameter 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2111.

Translation

σκέποις με τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην Ἰωάννην.

May you watch over me, your servant John.

Commentary

Inscription of twelve syllables.