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Sergios (or George) (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3162
Diameter 26 mm


Bust of the Virgin with medallion of Christ before her. Crosses on either side. Wreath border.


Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

β - γ - ε - η - θ - ι - κ - ο - ρ - σ - τ - ω

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σέργίῳ (or Γεωργίῳ?)


Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σέργίῳ (or Γεωργίῳ).

Theotokos, help Sergios (or George).


The reverse monogram contains the invocation Θεοτόκε βοήθει and a name, likely George or Sergios based on the remaining letters. It could be something else entirely, if there is a letter below the Ω at the bottom of the monogram where the seal is broken off. The Γ and Σ for both of these names are found within the Ε at the right.