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John merchant (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross on steps with fleurons rising on both sides. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Κεοηθητσο..

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δο[ύλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


ιαν
νηπραγ
ματευτ
ηαΝ

Ἰωάννῃ πραγματευτῇ. ἀμήν

Obverse

A cross on steps with fleurons rising on both sides. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock:

Κεοηθητσο..

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δο[ύλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


ιαν
νηπραγ
ματευτ
ηαΝ

Ἰωάννῃ πραγματευτῇ. ἀμήν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.778
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Condition Corroded.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ πραγματευτῇ. ἀμήν

Lord, help your servant John, merchant. Amen