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Mavros patrikios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George, facing, wearing the chlamys, tied on his right shoulder, with a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription visible to the left: |Γ|Ε: ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscritpion in four lines with cross above. Border of dots.

κε̄,θ,
τσ,
μαρο
ΠΡ̄Ι⸣

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μαβρὸ πατρικίῳ

Obverse

Bust of St. George, facing, wearing the chlamys, tied on his right shoulder, with a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription visible to the left: |Γ|Ε: ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscritpion in four lines with cross above. Border of dots.

κε̄,θ,
τσ,
μαρο
ΠΡ̄Ι⸣

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μαβρὸ πατρικίῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.795
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 1.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μαβρὸ πατρικίῳ.

Lord, help your servnt Mavros patrikios.

Commentary

Note the β used in place of a υ in Μαύρῳ (Mauros), following its pronunciation as Mavros.