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John Xiphilinos, monk (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

  
ΚΕΟ
ΗΘΕΙΤ
Σ
Ι̄

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

  
μονα
χτι
φιλιν
ω

μοναχῷ τῷ Ξιφιλίνῳ

Obverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

  
ΚΕΟ
ΗΘΕΙΤ
Σ
Ι̄

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

  
μονα
χτι
φιλιν
ω

μοναχῷ τῷ Ξιφιλίνῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1354
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1404.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μοναχῷ τῷ Ξιφιλίνῳ.

Lord, help your servant John Xiphilinos, monk.

Commentary

Laurent points out that this could either be the future patriarch John VIII Xiphilinos, when he was a monk, or his nephew John Xiphilinos, the monastic homilist and intellectual.