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John Megethes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Faint traces of an inscription on either side: |n|iko|λ|οσ : ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ιερρ
.σκε.
.̣̅τον..
.εθ

Ἱεράρ[χ]α, σκέ[π(οις) Ἰ]ω(άννην) τὸν [Μεγ]έθην

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Faint traces of an inscription on either side: |n|iko|λ|οσ : ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ιερρ
.σκε.
.̣̅τον..
.εθ

Ἱεράρ[χ]α, σκέ[π(οις) Ἰ]ω(άννην) τὸν [Μεγ]έθην

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2958
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 963.

Translation

Ἱεράρχα, σκέποις Ἰωάννην τὸν Μεγέθην.

Hierarch (bishop), may you protect John Megethes.

Commentary