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George (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a military saint (perhaps St. George?), facing, with a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. No visible inscription. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

κε
βοιθ
γερ
γι

Κύριε βοίθει Γεωργίῳ

Obverse

Bust of a military saint (perhaps St. George?), facing, with a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. No visible inscription. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

κε
βοιθ
γερ
γι

Κύριε βοίθει Γεωργίῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1438
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοίθει Γεωργίῳ.

Lord, help George.

Commentary

Note the Β in the reverse inscription, a strange form of beta in this period; one would expect .