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George nobelissimos (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at left: |γ|ε|ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώρ[γιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ε̣ρ
οελι
του
δλ

[Γ]εωργί[ου ν]οβελι[σίμ]ου τοῦ [σοῦ] δούλου

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear. Details indistinct. Sigla preserved at left: |γ|ε|ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώρ[γιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ε̣ρ
οελι
του
δλ

[Γ]εωργί[ου ν]οβελι[σίμ]ου τοῦ [σοῦ] δούλου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1615
Diameter 18.0 mm
Condition Partially flattened.

Translation

Γεωργίου νοβελισίμου τοῦ σοῦ δούλου.

(Seal of) your servant George, nobelissimos.

Commentary

The owner's title may well have been protonobelissimos but this cannot be determined on the basis of the letters preserved. The reverse also contains an unusual inscription, presenting the owner as the servant of the saint shown on the obverse.