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John hypatos (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: –..|–Λ̣. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε (or Κύριε) βοήθει [τ]ῷ [σῷ δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. No visible border.

Ι̣
ΝΝΗ̣
ΥΠ̣
̣

Ἰωάννῃ ὑπα[τ]ῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: –..|–Λ̣. No visible border.

Θεοτόκε (or Κύριε) βοήθει [τ]ῷ [σῷ δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. No visible border.

Ι̣
ΝΝΗ̣
ΥΠ̣
̣

Ἰωάννῃ ὑπα[τ]ῳ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.959
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ ὑπατῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant John, hypatos.