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Gregory magistros and katepano (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figures of Saints George (left) and Gregory the Theologian (right). St. George holds a spear in his right hand and rests his left hand on his shield. St. Gregory seems to hold a cross in his right hand. Sigla in three columns: |Γ|Ε|Ρ|Γ,|Ο,–Γ|ΡΙΓ,|Ο,|Ο|Θ̣, : Ε̣Ο̣Λ̣: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ι)ο(ς); [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Γριγ(ό)[ρι]ο(ς) ὁ Θεολ(όγος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅̅,Θ,
ΓΡΙΓΟΡ,
ΜΓΙΣΤΡ
ΚΙΚΤΕ
 ΠΝ, 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Γριγορ(ί)ῳ μαγίστρῳ καὶ κατεπάν(ῳ)

Obverse

Standing figures of Saints George (left) and Gregory the Theologian (right). St. George holds a spear in his right hand and rests his left hand on his shield. St. Gregory seems to hold a cross in his right hand. Sigla in three columns: |Γ|Ε|Ρ|Γ,|Ο,–Γ|ΡΙΓ,|Ο,|Ο|Θ̣, : Ε̣Ο̣Λ̣: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ι)ο(ς); [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Γριγ(ό)[ρι]ο(ς) ὁ Θεολ(όγος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅̅,Θ,
ΓΡΙΓΟΡ,
ΜΓΙΣΤΡ
ΚΙΚΤΕ
 ΠΝ, 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Γριγορ(ί)ῳ μαγίστρῳ καὶ κατεπάν(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2363
Diameter 29.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Γριγορίῳ μαγίστρῳ καὶ κατεπάνῳ.

Lord help Gregory, magistros and katepano.

Commentary

PBW: Gregorios 20107 refers to a Gregory magistros and katepano of Antioch from the same time, but the lack of location information on this seal, or iconographic parallels on the obverse, makes a precise identification uncertain.