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Romanos Genesios, magistros, vestarches, and eparch (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: |Γ|Ε|Ρ|Γ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΡΜΑ
.ΟΝΤΟΝΜ.
ΓΙΣΤΡΟ,ΠΡΟΣ
ΕΕΣΤΑΡΧΗ
Γ̣ΕΝΕΣΙ,ΕΠΑΡ
Χ̣
ΟΝΑΘΛΗΤΑ
ΣΚΕΠΕ
  

Ῥωμα[ν]ὸν τὸν μ[ά]γιστρο(ν), πρὸς δὲ βεστάρχη(ν), Γενέσι(ον) ἔπαρχον, ἀθλητά, σκέπε

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: |Γ|Ε|Ρ|Γ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΡΜΑ
.ΟΝΤΟΝΜ.
ΓΙΣΤΡΟ,ΠΡΟΣ
ΕΕΣΤΑΡΧΗ
Γ̣ΕΝΕΣΙ,ΕΠΑΡ
Χ̣
ΟΝΑΘΛΗΤΑ
ΣΚΕΠΕ
  

Ῥωμα[ν]ὸν τὸν μ[ά]γιστρο(ν), πρὸς δὲ βεστάρχη(ν), Γενέσι(ον) ἔπαρχον, ἀθλητά, σκέπε

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3702
Diameter 32.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1887.

Translation

Ῥωμανὸν τὸν μάγιστρον, πρὸς δὲ βεστάρχην, Γενέσιον ἔπαρχον, ἀθλητά, σκέπε.

Champion, protect Romanos Genesios, magistros, a vestarches besides, and eparch.

Commentary

On this member of a well known family, see Wassiliou-Seibt's commentary to the entry in her catalogue of metrical seals (with further references).