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John apo hypaton (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A standing saint, likely John the Baptist, holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Cypress trees on either side. The medallion of Christ in the upper left. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines begining with a cross. Wreath border.

θεο
τοκεβο
η̣θηι̣ω̣α̣ν̣
..ουπ
.τ̣ω̣

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Ἰωάν(νῃ) [ἀπ]ὸ ὑπ[ά]τω[ν]

Obverse

A standing saint, likely John the Baptist, holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Cypress trees on either side. The medallion of Christ in the upper left. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines begining with a cross. Wreath border.

θεο
τοκεβο
η̣θηι̣ω̣α̣ν̣
..ουπ
.τ̣ω̣

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Ἰωάν(νῃ) [ἀπ]ὸ ὑπ[ά]τω[ν]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4355
Diameter 36.0 mm
Condition Double struck or overstruck on the reverse.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Ἰωάννῃ ἀπὸ ὑπάτων.

Mother of God, help John, apo hypaton.