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John imperial notarios (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣–Σ|̣̣–Λ̣. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, with a cross at the beginning of the first line. Wreath border.

Ι
Ν.Ο.
ΝΟ̣Τ̣

Ἰωάν[ν]ο[υ] β(ασιλικοῦ) νοτ(αρίου)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ̣–Σ|̣̣–Λ̣. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, with a cross at the beginning of the first line. Wreath border.

Ι
Ν.Ο.
ΝΟ̣Τ̣

Ἰωάν[ν]ο[υ] β(ασιλικοῦ) νοτ(αρίου)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.970
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Punctured twice.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννου βασιλικοῦ νοταρίου.

Mother of God, help your servant. (Seal of) John, imperial notarios.

Commentary

Reconstructing β(ασιλικοῦ) on reverse inscription depends on the apparent abbreviation mark at end of second line of inscription.