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John monk and orphanotrophos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Nicholas standing, turned left with hands upraised towards the manus Dei. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines originally, four lines preserved. Border of dots.

κε..
τσ.
ι̅μονα
χορφ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μοναχ καὶ ὀρφανοτρόφ

Obverse

St. Nicholas standing, turned left with hands upraised towards the manus Dei. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines originally, four lines preserved. Border of dots.

κε..
τσ.
ι̅μονα
χορφ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μοναχ καὶ ὀρφανοτρόφ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.222
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2677bis (b).

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μοναχῷ καὶ ὀρφανοτρόφῳ.

Lord, help your servant John, monk and orphanotrophos.

Commentary

The identification of the saint and the full reading become clear from this seal's parallels listed below.