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Arete Doukaina (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear and shield. On either side, a vertical inscription: α|γι|γε|ρ|γι|ο|σ : [ὁ] ἅγιω(ς) Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


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Ἀρετὴν τὴν Δούκ[αι]ναν σκέπο[ις] με, μάρτυς

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear and shield. On either side, a vertical inscription: α|γι|γε|ρ|γι|ο|σ : [ὁ] ἅγιω(ς) Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ρet
tΔk
nnΣ̣keπΟ
μεμρ
Τ̣υσ

Ἀρετὴν τὴν Δούκ[αι]ναν σκέπο[ις] με, μάρτυς

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1642
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 132.

Translation

Ἀρετὴν τὴν Δούκαιναν σκέποις με, μάρτυς.

Martyr, may you watch over me, Arete Doukaina.

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