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Michael episkeptites (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.807
Diameter 16 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear over his left shoulder and a shield with his left arm. Details indistinct. Traces of an inscription on either side: |γ|ε|ρ|. : ὁ ἅγιος Γεώρ[γ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. A cross above. Border of dots.

  
κεοη
.μιχαηλ
.πισκε
....

Κ(ύρι)ε βοή[θ(ει)] Μιχαὴλ [ἐ]πισκε[πτίτ(ῃ)]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ ἐπισκεπτίτῃ.

Lord, help Michael, episkeptites.