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John Kossyphos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing and holding Christ. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Inscription in two columns: Η|Α|ΣΙ|ΤΙΣ|Σ: ἡ Ββασιώτισσα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

Ι̅
ΚΟΣΣΥ
ΦΟΝΓ
ΜΕΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Ἰωάννην Κόσσυφον ἀγνὴ με σκέποις

Obverse

The Mother of God standing and holding Christ. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Inscription in two columns: Η|Α|ΣΙ|ΤΙΣ|Σ: ἡ Ββασιώτισσα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

Ι̅
ΚΟΣΣΥ
ΦΟΝΓ
ΜΕΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Ἰωάννην Κόσσυφον ἀγνὴ με σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3881
Diameter 31.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou, “Einige bisher unbekannte Namen auf byzantinischen Siegeln,” no. 10.

Translation

Ἰωάννην Κόσσυφον ἀγνὴ με σκέποις.

Holy One, may you protect me, John Kossyphos.