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Anonymous (eleventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his right shoulder. Details indistinct. Illegible traces of epigraphy on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΡΟΡ,
ΜΕΦΡΡΕΙ
ΤΣΣΕΠΙΣ
ΤΕΙΤΙ̣.
̣Ν̣Τ̣̣..

Πρόδρ(ο)με, φρούρει τοὺς σὲ πίστει τι[μ]ῶντ[ας]

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his right shoulder. Details indistinct. Illegible traces of epigraphy on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΡΟΡ,
ΜΕΦΡΡΕΙ
ΤΣΣΕΠΙΣ
ΤΕΙΤΙ̣.
̣Ν̣Τ̣̣..

Πρόδρ(ο)με, φρούρει τοὺς σὲ πίστει τι[μ]ῶντ[ας]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5061
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1839.

Translation

Πρόδρομε, φρούρει τοὺς σὲ πίστει τιμῶντας.

Forerunner, protect those who honor you with their faith.

Commentary

The wording of the inscription is not certain towards the end, as the lettering is damaged.