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John monk and orphanotrophos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing St. Nicholas, turned left with hands upraised toward manus Dei. Inscription: .|.|ΓΙ|Ο|.Ν|Ι|ΚΟ|ΛΑ|Ο,: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

.ΚΕ,Θ,
.ΣΔ
.ΜΟΝΑ
.,ΟΡΦΑ
ΝΟΤΡΟ
,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ωάννῃ μοναχ καὶ ὀρφανοτρόφ

Obverse

Standing St. Nicholas, turned left with hands upraised toward manus Dei. Inscription: .|.|ΓΙ|Ο|.Ν|Ι|ΚΟ|ΛΑ|Ο,: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

.ΚΕ,Θ,
.ΣΔ
.ΜΟΝΑ
.,ΟΡΦΑ
ΝΟΤΡΟ
,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ωάννῃ μοναχ καὶ ὀρφανοτρόφ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.488
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2677bis (b).

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μοναχῷ καὶ ὀρφανοτρόφῳ.

Lord, help your servant John, monk and orphanotrophos.