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John (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross with his right hand. Inscription on either side: |Ι̅|Ο||Ρ,|Μ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

 ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ
ΠΤΙΣΤΣΟ,
ΛΤΡΗΝ
 Ι̅ 

σκέποις, Βαπτιστά, σὸ(ν) λάτρην Ἰω(άννην)

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross with his right hand. Inscription on either side: |Ι̅|Ο||Ρ,|Μ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

 ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ
ΠΤΙΣΤΣΟ,
ΛΤΡΗΝ
 Ι̅ 

σκέποις, Βαπτιστά, σὸ(ν) λάτρην Ἰω(άννην)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3733
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2005a.

Translation

σκέποις, Βαπτιστά, σὸν λάτρην Ἰωάννην.

Baptist, may you protect your servant John.

Commentary