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George metropolitan of Trebizond (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4999
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1758.

Obverse

The Virgin standing, holding Christ on her right arm. Inscription in two columns, tentatively read: .|ρ|η|α-γιο|.ορ|τι|σ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ] ἡ Ἁγιο[σ]ορ(ί)τισ(σα). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κεR
γεοργι
μπ.πολι
τητ.απε
ζντ

[Θ(εοτό)]κε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Γεωργίῳ μ(ητ)ρ[ο]πολίτῃ Τ[ρ]απεζοῦντ(ος)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γεωργίῳ μητροπολίτῃ Τραπεζοῦντος.

Mother of God, help George, metropolitan of Trebizond.

Commentary

The reading of the epithet of the Virgin on the obverse is possible but is at variance with the representation: the Hagiosoritissa normally is turned and raises her hands towards the hand of God (or the medallion of the Christ child) and does not hold the child as on this seal. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, nos. 599, 614; V/2, no. 1431.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4999
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1758.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4999
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1758.

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