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John episkeptites (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.205
Diameter 20 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist. Inscription on either side: |ι̅|ο|ρ|ο,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρο(μος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
ι̅επη
σκεπτι
τ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) ἐπησκεπτίτ(ῃ)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ ἐπησκεπτίτῃ.

Lord, help John, episkeptites.