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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.

....
τοκεβο̣
ηθηιν
νιπουπ
των

[Θεο]τόκε βοήθη Ἰωάννι ἀπὸ ὑπάτων

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.

....
τοκεβο̣
ηθηιν
νιπουπ
των

[Θεο]τόκε βοήθη Ἰωάννι ἀπὸ ὑπάτων

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4580
Diameter 32.0 mm
Condition Broken at top. The inscription has been restored with reference to the better preserved parallel cited in this entry.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Ἰωάννι ἀπὸ ὑπάτων.

Mother of God, help John, apo hypaton.