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John protospatharios and proximos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist with a long beard, holding a staff cross. Details obscure. Traces of sigla on either side: ο|ιο|πρ|δρ|μ : ὁ (ἅγιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ke,
i̅ˊσπ
θSπρο
ιμο

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) προξίμο

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist with a long beard, holding a staff cross. Details obscure. Traces of sigla on either side: ο|ιο|πρ|δρ|μ : ὁ (ἅγιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ke,
i̅ˊσπ
θSπρο
ιμο

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) προξίμο

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1245
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ προξίμο.

Lord, help John, protospatharios and proximos.