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John (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Basil holding the Gospel. Inscription : .Σ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βα]σ[ίλ(ειος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΑΓΙΕ
̣ΑΣΙΛΕΙ
ΗΘΤΣ̣.
ΥΛΙ.
ΑΗ

ἅγιε Βασίλει(ε) [βο]ήθ(ει) τῷ σ[ῷ δο]ύλῳ Ἰ[ω]άννῃ

Obverse

Bust of St Basil holding the Gospel. Inscription : .Σ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βα]σ[ίλ(ειος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΑΓΙΕ
̣ΑΣΙΛΕΙ
ΗΘΤΣ̣.
ΥΛΙ.
ΑΗ

ἅγιε Βασίλει(ε) [βο]ήθ(ει) τῷ σ[ῷ δο]ύλῳ Ἰ[ω]άννῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1382
Diameter 17.0 mm

Translation

ἅγιε Βασίλειε, βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ.

Saint Basil, protect your servant John.