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George Xylinites, magistros (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.278
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, facing, orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla to both sides: Ρ̄ΘῩ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΘΚ̄Ε͵͵Θ̄͵
Γεοργιο
μαγιρ.
τ.ιλιν
τη

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γεοργίο μαγίστρ τ Ξιλινίτῃ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γεοργίῳ μαγίστρῳ τῷ Ξιλινίτῃ.

Theotokos, help George Xylinites, magsitros.

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, Laurent mentions a number of other members of the Xylinites family both before and after this George, concluding that our individual cannot be identified.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.278
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.278
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.278
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

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