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John basilikos (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Invocative monogram (type II or V). In the four corners: τσ.|λ.. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ] δούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Inscription in the corners: ασι|λικ. Wreath border.

α - η - ι - ν - ω

Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ

Obverse

Invocative monogram (type II or V). In the four corners: τσ.|λ.. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ] δούλ[ῳ]

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Inscription in the corners: ασι|λικ. Wreath border.

α - η - ι - ν - ω

Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.610
Diameter 11.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασιλικῷ.

Theotokos, help your servant, the basilikos John.