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George Mouzalon, patrikios and symponos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God, turned toward her left. Sigla to either side: ΜΡ̅ - ΘΥ̅, Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

ικ̣ι̣ω̣.
υ̣μπον̣ο̣
τ̣μζα̣
λνι

λνι

[Κ(ύρι)ε or Θ(εοτόκ)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Γεωργίῳ π(ατρ)]ικίῳ [(καὶ)] [σ]υμπόνο τῷ Μουζάλωνι

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God, turned toward her left. Sigla to either side: ΜΡ̅ - ΘΥ̅, Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

ικ̣ι̣ω̣.
υ̣μπον̣ο̣
τ̣μζα̣
λνι

λνι

[Κ(ύρι)ε or Θ(εοτόκ)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Γεωργίῳ π(ατρ)]ικίῳ [(καὶ)] [σ]υμπόνο τῷ Μουζάλωνι

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3198
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε (or Θεοτόκε) βοήθει Γεωργίῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ συμπόνο τῷ Μουζάλωνι.

Lord (or Theotokos), help George Mouzalon, patrikios and symponos.

Commentary

The reading and the owner's name have been confirmed with reference to a related seal: BZS 1955.1.3197.

This specimen was struck twice. Note the decoration and the repeated letters at the bottom of the reverse inscription.