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John, the man of the skeuophylax (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a long cross. Inscription: Ο|Ι|ΟΠΡ|Δ: Ὁ Ἰωάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Indeterminate border.


ΚΕ,Θ,

Ι̅ΤΟΤ
ΣΚΕΥΟΦΥ
.ΑΚΟΣ

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τὀ τοῦ σκευοφύλακος

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a long cross. Inscription: Ο|Ι|ΟΠΡ|Δ: Ὁ Ἰωάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Indeterminate border.


ΚΕ,Θ,

Ι̅ΤΟΤ
ΣΚΕΥΟΦΥ
.ΑΚΟΣ

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τὀ τοῦ σκευοφύλακος

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.853
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τὀ τοῦ σκευοφύλακος.

Lord, help John, the man of the skeuophylax.

Commentary

This person likely served on the staff of a skeuophylax, perhaps of the great skeuophylax of Hagia Sophia.