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George (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing St. George, nimbate, with a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left, leaning on the ground. Inscription to both sides: |Γ|Ε|Ο|ΡΓ|ΙΟ|Σ: ὁ ἅγιος Γεόργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

γραφα
σφραγιζ
λογ..
.ορ..
ου

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Γεωργίου

Obverse

Standing St. George, nimbate, with a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left, leaning on the ground. Inscription to both sides: |Γ|Ε|Ο|ΡΓ|ΙΟ|Σ: ὁ ἅγιος Γεόργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

γραφα
σφραγιζ
λογ..
.ορ..
ου

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Γεωργίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2434
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 372b.

Translation

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Γεωργίου.

I seal the writings and words of George.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. There seems to be evidence of an overstrike on the reverse in the two borders visible in its right portion.