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John monk and orphanotrophos (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.222

Previous Editions

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

Details

Diameter:
23 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for die. Partially deformed.

Obverse

John monk and orphanotrophos (eleventh century)

St. Nicholas standing, turned left with hands upraised towards the manus Dei. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

John monk and orphanotrophos (eleventh century)

Inscription of six lines originally, four lines preserved. Border of dots.

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τσ.
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χορφ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μοναχ καὶ ὀρφανοτρόφ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μοναχῷ καὶ ὀρφανοτρόφῳ.

Lord, help your servant John, monk and orphanotrophos.

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Commentary

The identification of the saint and the full reading become clear from this seal's parallels listed below.

 

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