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John vestes and judge (eleventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: ̅: Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines (first line not preserved). Border of dots.

Σ
̅ΕΣΤΗ
ΚΑΙΚΡΙ
ΤΗ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Ἰ]ω(άννῃ) βέστῃ καὶ κριτῇ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: ̅: Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines (first line not preserved). Border of dots.

Σ
̅ΕΣΤΗ
ΚΑΙΚΡΙ
ΤΗ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Ἰ]ω(άννῃ) βέστῃ καὶ κριτῇ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2727
Diameter 16.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βέστῃ καὶ κριτῇ.

Theotokos, help your servant John vestes and judge.