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George synkellos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George, facing, holding a spear in his right hand a shield in his left. Inscription in columns to both sides: |ΓΕ.|Ρ|Γ: ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

γερ
γιονσυγ
κελλονο
μαρτυσ
σκεπ,

Γεώργιον σύγκελλον, ὁ Μάρτυς, σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of St. George, facing, holding a spear in his right hand a shield in his left. Inscription in columns to both sides: |ΓΕ.|Ρ|Γ: ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

γερ
γιονσυγ
κελλονο
μαρτυσ
σκεπ,

Γεώργιον σύγκελλον, ὁ Μάρτυς, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1947.2.338
Diameter 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 229. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 253.

Translation

Γεώργιον σύγκελλον, ὁ Μάρτυς, σκέποις.

May you protect, O Martyr, George the synkellos.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable.