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John monk and hegoumenos (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, holding medallion of Christ before her. Circular inscription within linear border.

ΘΕΟΤΟΚ,......ΤΣΔΛ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΙΑΝΝ
ΗΜΟΝΑΧΟ
ΗΓΟΥΜΕ
Ν.ΜΗΝ

Ἰωάννῃ μοναχό καὶ ἡγουμέν, μήν

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, holding medallion of Christ before her. Circular inscription within linear border.

ΘΕΟΤΟΚ,......ΤΣΔΛ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΙΑΝΝ
ΗΜΟΝΑΧΟ
ΗΓΟΥΜΕ
Ν.ΜΗΝ

Ἰωάννῃ μοναχό καὶ ἡγουμέν, μήν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4781
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1953.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μοναχό καὶ ἡγουμένῳ, ἀμήν.

Theotokos, help your servant John monk and hegoumenos, amen.