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John Falkon (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3887
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Half.

Obverse

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

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with cross above. Indeterminate border.


ια
φαλκ
παρθ
σκεπ

Ἰωάννην Φάλκωνα παρθένε σκέποις

Translation

Ἰωάννην Φάλκωνα παρθένε σκέποις.

Virgin, may you guard John Falkon.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3887
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Half.