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John Megethes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ν|.κο|λ|ο. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ν[ι]κόλαο[ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ιερρ
χσκεπ
ι̅τον..
γεθ

Ἱεράρχα, σκέπ(οις) Ἰω(άννην) τὸν [Με]γέθην

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ν|.κο|λ|ο. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ν[ι]κόλαο[ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ιερρ
χσκεπ
ι̅τον..
γεθ

Ἱεράρχα, σκέπ(οις) Ἰω(άννην) τὸν [Με]γέθην

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2119
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 963 (listing previous editions).

Translation

Ἱεράρχα, σκέποις Ἰωάννην τὸν Μεγέθην.

Hierarch (Bishop), may you protect John Megethes.

Commentary