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George protonobelissimos and dikaiodotes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George with shield and spear. Inscription to either side: |ΓΕΡ̣ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώρ(γιος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

̣Κ̣.,Θ,
.ΕΡΓΙ
.Ν... 
.ΙΜΟΚ̣.. 
.ΕΟΔΟΤ,

Κ(ύρι)[ε] β(οή)θ(ει) [Γ]εωργίῳ [(πρωτο)]νωβ[ελισ]ίμο κ(αὶ) [δικ]εοδότ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of St. George with shield and spear. Inscription to either side: |ΓΕΡ̣ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώρ(γιος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

̣Κ̣.,Θ,
.ΕΡΓΙ
.Ν... 
.ΙΜΟΚ̣.. 
.ΕΟΔΟΤ,

Κ(ύρι)[ε] β(οή)θ(ει) [Γ]εωργίῳ [(πρωτο)]νωβ[ελισ]ίμο κ(αὶ) [δικ]εοδότ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3171
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Extremely worn and corroded; cracked along channel.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Γεωργίῳ πρωτονωβελισίμο καὶ δικεοδότῃ.

Lord, help George, protonobelissimos and dikeodotes.

Commentary

The term dikaiodotes indicates that the owner held some legal office, likely that of judge.