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John (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St. John the Baptist standing full length; details indistinct. Epigraphy barely visible on both sides: |ι̅|ο|δρ|ομ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ομ
νυμονπρ,
ρομεσον
λατρι,σκε
ποισ

ὁμώνυμον, Πρ(ό)δρομε, σὸν λάτρι(ν) σκέποις

Obverse

St. John the Baptist standing full length; details indistinct. Epigraphy barely visible on both sides: |ι̅|ο|δρ|ομ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ομ
νυμονπρ,
ρομεσον
λατρι,σκε
ποισ

ὁμώνυμον, Πρ(ό)δρομε, σὸν λάτρι(ν) σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3346
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1591.

Translation

ὁμώνυμον, Πρόδρομε, σὸν λάτριν σκέποις.

Forerunner, may you protect your servant of the same name.

Commentary