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John hypatos and imperial asekretis (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.433
Diameter 30 mm

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΩΔ|ΛΩΣ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines, with decorations above and below. Wreath border.


ιωννη
υπτωβ
σιλικω
σηκρητισ


Ἰωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ ἀσηκρήτις

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ καὶ βασιλικῷ ἀσηκρήτις.

Theotokos, help your servant John hypatos and imperial asekretis.