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John Trichas (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

St. John the Prodromos standing, hands upraised to the left towards an indistinct figure in the upper right, in all likelihood Christ. On the right, a vertical inscription: |Ι̅|ο|ρ|ο/ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρο(μος). On the right, the words of John the Baptist from John 1:29: ι|εο|αμνος : Ἴδε ὁ ἀμνός. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ιαν
νηνπρο
ρομετρ
ιχανμε
σκεποις

Ἰωάννην, Πρόδρομε, Τριχᾶν με σκέποις

Obverse

St. John the Prodromos standing, hands upraised to the left towards an indistinct figure in the upper right, in all likelihood Christ. On the right, a vertical inscription: |Ι̅|ο|ρ|ο/ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρο(μος). On the right, the words of John the Baptist from John 1:29: ι|εο|αμνος : Ἴδε ὁ ἀμνός. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ιαν
νηνπρο
ρομετρ
ιχανμε
σκεποις

Ἰωάννην, Πρόδρομε, Τριχᾶν με σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5079
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 987.

Translation

Ἰωάννην, Πρόδρομε, Τριχᾶν με σκέποις.

Forerunner, watch over John Trichas.

Commentary