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John Falkon (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, with medallion of Christ before her. Sigla to l. and r.: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with cross above. Indeterminate border.


ιαΗ
φαλκνα
παρθεε
σκεποι

Ἰωάννην Φάλκωνα παρθένε σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, with medallion of Christ before her. Sigla to l. and r.: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with cross above. Indeterminate border.


ιαΗ
φαλκνα
παρθεε
σκεποι

Ἰωάννην Φάλκωνα παρθένε σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3886
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννην Φάλκωνα παρθένε σκέποις.

Virgin, may you guard John Falkon.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable.