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George Orestes (fourteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross and offering a blessing. Epigraphy on either side (note the inversion of the abbreviation on the left and the unusual combination of letters on the right): |̅ΙΟ|ΠΡ|: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of thick dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of thick dots.

ΣΦΡΣ
ΟΡΟΕ
ΟΡΕΟΥΓΕ
ΩΡΓΙΟΥ

σφραγὶς, Πρόδρομε, Ὀρέστου Γεωργίου

Obverse

St John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross and offering a blessing. Epigraphy on either side (note the inversion of the abbreviation on the left and the unusual combination of letters on the right): |̅ΙΟ|ΠΡ|: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of thick dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of thick dots.

ΣΦΡΣ
ΟΡΟΕ
ΟΡΕΟΥΓΕ
ΩΡΓΙΟΥ

σφραγὶς, Πρόδρομε, Ὀρέστου Γεωργίου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1351
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2750b.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

σφραγὶς, Πρόδρομε, Ὀρέστου Γεωργίου.

Forerunner, be the seal of George Orestes.