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George protospatharios, mystolektes and imperial notarios of the Sphorakion (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of St George, turned to his right with his hands upraised towards the manus Dei. Details indistinct. Traces of epigraphy arranged in the shape of a cross on either side: Ο|αγι|ο|σρ : ὁ ἅγιος [Γεώ]ρ[γιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Ε,θ,
̣ργι
θρ,
λεκτ,
οτρ,
σ̣φορ,

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Γε]ωργίῳ [(πρωτο)σπ]αθαρ(ίῳ), [μυστο]λέκτ(ῃ) [(καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) ν]οταρ(ίῳ) [τοῦ] Σφορ(ακίου)

Obverse

Standing figure of St George, turned to his right with his hands upraised towards the manus Dei. Details indistinct. Traces of epigraphy arranged in the shape of a cross on either side: Ο|αγι|ο|σρ : ὁ ἅγιος [Γεώ]ρ[γιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Ε,θ,
̣ργι
θρ,
λεκτ,
οτρ,
σ̣φορ,

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Γε]ωργίῳ [(πρωτο)σπ]αθαρ(ίῳ), [μυστο]λέκτ(ῃ) [(καὶ) β(ασιλικῷ) ν]οταρ(ίῳ) [τοῦ] Σφορ(ακίου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1757
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Overstruck (or double-struck). The reading has been restored with reference to the related specimen cited in this entry.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Γεωργίῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, μυστολέκτῃ καὶ βασιλικῷ νοταρίῳ τοῦ Σφορακίου.

Lord, help George, protospatharios, mystolektes, and imperial notarios of the Sphorakion.

Commentary

The reading of this seal is based on a related specimen from the same owner; see BZS 1947.2.30, with commentary.