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John (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at nine o'clock:

ΘΚΕ,Θ,ΤΣΛ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Details indistinct. On either side, sigla: |ΝΙ|Κ,Λ|Α|Ο,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ό)λαο(ς). Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at ten o'clock:

ΙΑΝΝΗ

Ἰωάννῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at nine o'clock:

ΘΚΕ,Θ,ΤΣΛ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Details indistinct. On either side, sigla: |ΝΙ|Κ,Λ|Α|Ο,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ό)λαο(ς). Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at ten o'clock:

ΙΑΝΝΗ

Ἰωάννῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3108
Diameter 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ.

Mother of God, help your servant John.

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