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Acts of St. John Evangelist
Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14
MS M.576 fol. 1v

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Interlace cross with stepped bars at ends of arms, on stepped base, with four diagonal finials issuing from the center, each pecked by dove, two more doves pecking finials of the base; inscriptions XC IC, Upsilon Theta (whose numerical value of 99 is read as cryptogram for "Amen") and "Amen" (Coptic).

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