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John (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint John the Baptist, holding a long cross in right hand. Inscription : ι̅|ΟΠΡ|Δ,|Μ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δ(ρο)μ(ος).

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅Θ,
ΤΣ
ΔΛ
ι̅

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰω(άννῃ)

Obverse

Bust of Saint John the Baptist, holding a long cross in right hand. Inscription : ι̅|ΟΠΡ|Δ,|Μ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δ(ρο)μ(ος).

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅Θ,
ΤΣ
ΔΛ
ι̅

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰω(άννῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1882
Diameter 18.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ.

Lord, help your servant John.

Commentary

The Π and Ρ in the inscription on the obverse form a ligature.

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