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Niketas Lychnos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John Chrysostomos holding the book in his left hand and offering a blessing with his right. Inscription on either side: |ι̅|ο,|στ,|μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

υ
σοστομε
σκεπμενι
κητανλυ
χνον

Χρυσόστομε, σκέπ(οις) με Νικήταν Λύχνον

Obverse

Bust of St John Chrysostomos holding the book in his left hand and offering a blessing with his right. Inscription on either side: |ι̅|ο,|στ,|μ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσό)στ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

υ
σοστομε
σκεπμενι
κητανλυ
χνον

Χρυσόστομε, σκέπ(οις) με Νικήταν Λύχνον

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4517
Diameter 16.0 mm

Translation

Χρυσόστομε, σκέποις με Νικήταν Λύχνον.

You who spoke words of gold, protect me, Niketas Lychnos.

Commentary

Metrical inscription.