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John apo hypaton (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

John the Baptist standing between two cypress trees, holding a staff cross with his left hand and offering a blessing with his right. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning and ending with a cross. Wreath border.

θεο̣
τοκεβο̣
ηθηιν
νιπουπ
..ων

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Ἰωάννι ἀπὸ ὑπ[άτ]ων

Obverse

John the Baptist standing between two cypress trees, holding a staff cross with his left hand and offering a blessing with his right. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning and ending with a cross. Wreath border.

θεο̣
τοκεβο̣
ηθηιν
νιπουπ
..ων

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Ἰωάννι ἀπὸ ὑπ[άτ]ων

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4579
Diameter 31.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Ἰωάννι ἀπὸ ὑπάτων.

Mother of God, help John, apo hypaton.