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John deacon (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5229
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank slightly too small for die.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Details obscure. Inscription: Ο|Ν|ΙΚ|Ο|Λ: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικολάος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

κε
οηθι
ι̅δια
κο.

Κύριε βοήθι Ἰωάννῃ διακόν

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι Ἰωάννῃ διακόνῳ.

Lord, help the deacon John.