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John Philokales, protospatharios and hypatos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅θυ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Sigla visible in the medallion: Σ̅Σ̅: (Ἰησοῦ)ς (Χριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
θκ̅ε,θ,
ι̅σπθ
ρι,Sυπτ,
τφιλο
κλ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(α)ρί(ῳ) (καὶ) ὑπάτ(ῳ) τῷ Φιλοκάλ(ῃ)

Obverse

The Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅θυ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Sigla visible in the medallion: Σ̅Σ̅: (Ἰησοῦ)ς (Χριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
θκ̅ε,θ,
ι̅σπθ
ρι,Sυπτ,
τφιλο
κλ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(α)ρί(ῳ) (καὶ) ὑπάτ(ῳ) τῷ Φιλοκάλ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1684
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ὑπάτῳ τῷ Φιλοκάλῃ.

Mother of God, help John Philokales, protospatharios and hypatos.