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John (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Sigla : Μ̣̅Θ̅Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

Ι̅Τ
ΘΥ̅Λ
..ΑΓ
ΣΚΕΠΕ

Ἰω(άννην) τοῦ Θ(εο)ῦ δούλ[ον] ἁγνὴ σκέπε

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Sigla : Μ̣̅Θ̅Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

Ι̅Τ
ΘΥ̅Λ
..ΑΓ
ΣΚΕΠΕ

Ἰω(άννην) τοῦ Θ(εο)ῦ δούλ[ον] ἁγνὴ σκέπε

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4116
Diameter 15.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννην τοῦ Θεοῦ δούλον ἀγνὴ σκέπε.

Holy One, protect John, servant of God.

Commentary

The inscription appears to be metrical in intent but contains an extra syllable.