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Anonymous (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Sigla: Ο|ΙΩ|Ο-Π|Ρ: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἱοάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΟΛΥΧ
ΝΟΣΦT
ΟΤΗ,
ΣΟΝΥΚ
ΤΗ

Ὁ λύχνος φωτὸς φότηζε σὸν ὀικέτην

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Sigla: Ο|ΙΩ|Ο-Π|Ρ: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἱοάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΟΛΥΧ
ΝΟΣΦT
ΟΤΗ,
ΣΟΝΥΚ
ΤΗ

Ὁ λύχνος φωτὸς φότηζε σὸν ὀικέτην

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3498
Diameter 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1558c.

Translation

Ὁ λύχνος φωτὸς φότιζε σὸν ὀικέτην.

Τhe lamp of the Light to come shines upon your servant.

Commentary

Note the seals cited below bearing the same inscription but different images of John the Baptist.