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George Manganes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George, holding a spear in his left hand and a shield in his right. Inscription visible to the right: Γ|Ι|ΟΣ: ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

αθλητ.
σωζετη.
γραφην
τμαγ
γανη

Ἀθλητ σῶζε τὴν γραφὴν τοῦ Μαγγάνη

Obverse

Bust of St. George, holding a spear in his left hand and a shield in his right. Inscription visible to the right: Γ|Ι|ΟΣ: ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

αθλητ.
σωζετη.
γραφην
τμαγ
γανη

Ἀθλητ σῶζε τὴν γραφὴν τοῦ Μαγγάνη

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1913
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegle mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 54.

Translation

Ἀθλητὰ σῶζε τὴν γραφὴν τοῦ Μαγγάνη.

Champion, keep safe the correspondence of Manganes.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. While his Christian name is not stated in the inscription, this individual has been identified by Cheynet as George Manganes (Seyrig, no. 310), as have a number of his other seals listed there; the saint depicted, George, may well be the main clue to the owner's Christian name.