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John hypatos (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); a star in each of the two upper corners, and tendrils in each of the two lower corners. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. A cross between tendrils above and below. Wreath border.

  
..
Ν̣ΟΥ.Π
ΤΟΥ
  

[Ἰ]ωά[ν]νου [ὑ]πάτου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); a star in each of the two upper corners, and tendrils in each of the two lower corners. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. A cross between tendrils above and below. Wreath border.

  
..
Ν̣ΟΥ.Π
ΤΟΥ
  

[Ἰ]ωά[ν]νου [ὑ]πάτου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.511
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Deep incision obscuring some letters on right of reverse side.
Previous Editions

Zacos 1512.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Ἰωάννου ὑπάτου.

Mother of God, give thy aid. (Seal of) John hypatos.