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John monk (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.383
Diameter 11 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Sigla: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Border of dots.


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Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ωάννῃ μοναχῷ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μοναχῷ.

Theotokos, help your servant John the monk.