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John (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Traces of sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΣΚΕΠ,
ΠΑΝΑΓΝΕ
ΣΟΝΛΑΤΡΗΝ
ΙΑΝΝΗ
Ν

σκέπ(οις), πάναγνε, σὸν λάτρην Ἰωάννην

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. Traces of sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΣΚΕΠ,
ΠΑΝΑΓΝΕ
ΣΟΝΛΑΤΡΗΝ
ΙΑΝΝΗ
Ν

σκέπ(οις), πάναγνε, σὸν λάτρην Ἰωάννην

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3723
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

σκέποις, πάναγνε, σὸν λάτρην Ἰωάννην.

All-holy One, may you protect your servant John.

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