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George hypatos and genikos (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

An eagle with its wings outspread. Between the wings, a cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. A cross between fleurons above. Wreath border.


.εωρ
γιωυπ
τωκ/ γ
̣.νικ

[Γ]εωργίῳ ὑπάτῳ κ(αὶ) γ[ε]νικ(ῷ)

Obverse

An eagle with its wings outspread. Between the wings, a cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. A cross between fleurons above. Wreath border.


.εωρ
γιωυπ
τωκ/ γ
̣.νικ

[Γ]εωργίῳ ὑπάτῳ κ(αὶ) γ[ε]νικ(ῷ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2026
Diameter 32.0 mm
Condition Chipped along the circumference.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γεωργίῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ γενικῷ.

Mother of God, help George, hypatos and genikos.

Commentary

It is possible that the inscription included a fifth line and that the owner's office was genikos logothetes.