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John Tarchaneiotes (thirteenth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross with his right hand and making a gesture with his left. Details indistinct. Inscription on either side: ο|α|γι|ο̣σιω̅|οΠρ|οσ : ὁ ἅγιος Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

φωνην
κηρυττωντω
τ̣ροχωτησσφρα
γιδοςιω̅σκεπ
εταρχν.
ωτη̣ν̣

φωνὴν κηρύττων τῷ τροχῷ τῆς σφραγῖδος Ἰω(άννην) σκέπ(οις) με Ταρχαν[ει]ώτην

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross with his right hand and making a gesture with his left. Details indistinct. Inscription on either side: ο|α|γι|ο̣σιω̅|οΠρ|οσ : ὁ ἅγιος Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

φωνην
κηρυττωντω
τ̣ροχωτησσφρα
γιδοςιω̅σκεπ
εταρχν.
ωτη̣ν̣

φωνὴν κηρύττων τῷ τροχῷ τῆς σφραγῖδος Ἰω(άννην) σκέπ(οις) με Ταρχαν[ει]ώτην

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4689
Diameter 34.0 mm
Condition Punctured at right.
Previous Editions

See PBW: Ioannes 20541.

Translation

φωνὴν κηρύττων τῷ τροχῷ τῆς σφραγῖδος Ἰωάννην σκέποις με Ταρχανειώτην.

Issuing your call from the disk of the seal, may you protect me, John Tarchaneiotes.

Commentary

Note the unusual ligature on the right hand side of the obverse.