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John (?) protonotarios (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross and a scroll. Inscription on either side: |ι|οπροδ|ρομ|ο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τονΑνο
ταριον
προδρομε
σκεποις

τὸν (πρωτο)νοτάριον, Πρόδρομε, σκέποις

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross and a scroll. Inscription on either side: |ι|οπροδ|ρομ|ο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τονΑνο
ταριον
προδρομε
σκεποις

τὸν (πρωτο)νοτάριον, Πρόδρομε, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.944
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.

Translation

τὸν πρωτονοτάριον, Πρόδρομε, σκέποις.

Forerunner, may you protect the protonotarios.

Commentary

Although the inscription does not name the owner, it is likely that he had the same name as the holy person depicted on the obverse.