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John Phalkon (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Very faint. Sigla preserved at right: Θ̣Υ̣̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Metrical inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.


.αΝ
Φ̣αλκΝα
π̣αρθεε
.κεπο̣ι̣σ̣

['Ι]ωάννην Φάλκωνα παρθένε [σ]κέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Very faint. Sigla preserved at right: Θ̣Υ̣̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Metrical inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.


.αΝ
Φ̣αλκΝα
π̣αρθεε
.κεπο̣ι̣σ̣

['Ι]ωάννην Φάλκωνα παρθένε [σ]κέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4227
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Very worn.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1007 (incorrectly numbered), citing previous editions.

Translation

'Ιωάννην Φάλκωνα παρθένε σκέποις.

Virgin, may you protect John Phalkon.