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George (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Military saint on horse advancing to r, wearing cuirass, short tunic, and chlamys. The rider is not wholly visible as the seal is chipped at the top. Linear border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

γ -  - ι - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Γεωργίου

Obverse

Military saint on horse advancing to r, wearing cuirass, short tunic, and chlamys. The rider is not wholly visible as the seal is chipped at the top. Linear border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Indeterminate border.

γ -  - ι - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Γεωργίου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.209
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1297.

Translation

Γεωργίου.

(Seal of) George.

Commentary

Zacos says that he studied the seal before and after it was chipped. He mentions that the rider was nimbate, and that he, "spears with r. hand falling enemy." As he also points out, this military saint could be St. George, the likely patron saint and namesake of the owner of the seal, though this is only conjecture as it is only clearly a military saint.