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Leo Xiphilinos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John offering a blessing. Sigla preserved at left: Ο|Ι̅|ο : ὁ (ἅγιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ... . Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
τ̣̣σδ
.λ̣εοντι
τιφι
λιν

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού[λ(ῳ)] Λέοντι τῷ Ξιφιλίνῳ

Obverse

Bust of St John offering a blessing. Sigla preserved at left: Ο|Ι̅|ο : ὁ (ἅγιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ... . Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
τ̣̣σδ
.λ̣εοντι
τιφι
λιν

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού[λ(ῳ)] Λέοντι τῷ Ξιφιλίνῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.977
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

The loss of the sigla on the right of the obverse prevents us from identifying which St John is shown in the portrait.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι τῷ Ξιφιλίνῳ.

Lord, help your servant Leo Xiphilinos.