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John protospatharios and proximos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of John the Baptist holding a staff cross in his right hand. Sigla on either side: |ι̅|οπ|ρο|δρ|μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,
ι̅σπ
θˋSπρο
ιμο

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

Obverse

Bust of John the Baptist holding a staff cross in his right hand. Sigla on either side: |ι̅|οπ|ρο|δρ|μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,
ι̅σπ
θˋSπρο
ιμο

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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2313
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ προξίμο.

Lord, help John protospatharios and proximos.