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George protospatharios and exarch (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; last line missing. A cross of dots above. Border of dots.

  
Κε̅,Θ,
.ΕΡΓ,͂
ΠΘΡ,
..

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Γ]εωργ(ίῳ) (πρωτο)[σ]παθαρ(ίῳ) [(καὶ) ἐ]ξά[ρχ(ῳ)]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; last line missing. A cross of dots above. Border of dots.

  
Κε̅,Θ,
.ΕΡΓ,͂
ΠΘΡ,
..

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Γ]εωργ(ίῳ) (πρωτο)[σ]παθαρ(ίῳ) [(καὶ) ἐ]ξά[ρχ(ῳ)]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2358
Diameter 18.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Γεωργίῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐξάρχῳ.

Lord help George, protospatharios and exarch.