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John imperial silentiarios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: Τ̣Σ̣|Δ̣Λ̣ : τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

̣ιν̣
νησηλ̣
κσηλ
τ̣ηρι̣

Ἰωάννῃ βασηλ[ι]κῷ σηληντηαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: Τ̣Σ̣|Δ̣Λ̣ : τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

̣ιν̣
νησηλ̣
κσηλ
τ̣ηρι̣

Ἰωάννῃ βασηλ[ι]κῷ σηληντηαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4165
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Cracked along the border.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δοὐλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βασηλικῷ σηληντηαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant John, imperial silentiarios.