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Anonymous (tenth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length portrait of St George in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and the top of a sword in its scabbard in his left; framed by octagonal design of alternating wide and narrow lobes each containing a decorative linear pattern. Inscription in two columns: Γ̣|Ε̣|.: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε[ώργ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Half-length portrait of St Theodore in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and the top of a sword in in its scabbard his left; framed by octagonal design of alternating wide and narrow lobes each containing a decorative linear pattern. Inscription in two columns (only right half survives): Θ|Ε|Ο|Ο: [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Θεόδο(ρος). Border of dots.

Obverse

Half-length portrait of St George in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and the top of a sword in its scabbard in his left; framed by octagonal design of alternating wide and narrow lobes each containing a decorative linear pattern. Inscription in two columns: Γ̣|Ε̣|.: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε[ώργ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Half-length portrait of St Theodore in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and the top of a sword in in its scabbard his left; framed by octagonal design of alternating wide and narrow lobes each containing a decorative linear pattern. Inscription in two columns (only right half survives): Θ|Ε|Ο|Ο: [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Θεόδο(ρος). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.2001
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 16.1.

Commentary

Usually the military saints are depicted holding a shield in their left hand instead of a sword with its scabbard.