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George Palaiologos, sebastos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θ. : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Along the circumference, remnants of a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

......θειτσ...

[Θ(εοτό)κε βοή]θει τῷ σῷ [δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

γερ
.ισε
.αστ
.παλαι
ολογ,

Γεωρ[γ]ίῳ σε[β]αστῷ [τ]ῷ Παλαιολόγ(ῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θ. : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Along the circumference, remnants of a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

......θειτσ...

[Θ(εοτό)κε βοή]θει τῷ σῷ [δούλ(ῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

γερ
.ισε
.αστ
.παλαι
ολογ,

Γεωρ[γ]ίῳ σε[β]αστῷ [τ]ῷ Παλαιολόγ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1368
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γεωργίῳ σεβαστῷ τῷ Παλαιολόγῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant George Palaiologos, sebastos.