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Anonymous (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St George in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. The seal is overstruck: traces of an image of the Virgin with a medallion of the bust of Christ are evident. Inscription in two columns (identifying the saint): |ΓΕ| – Γ|..|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ[ιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St Theodore in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. The seal is overstruck, as is evident from the remains of three lines from an earlier strike visible on the lower half. Inscription in two columns (identifying the saint): ̣|Θ|Ε||ΡΟ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε(ό)δωρο(ς). Indeterminate border.

Obverse

Bust of St George in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. The seal is overstruck: traces of an image of the Virgin with a medallion of the bust of Christ are evident. Inscription in two columns (identifying the saint): |ΓΕ| – Γ|..|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ[ιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St Theodore in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. The seal is overstruck, as is evident from the remains of three lines from an earlier strike visible on the lower half. Inscription in two columns (identifying the saint): ̣|Θ|Ε||ΡΟ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε(ό)δωρο(ς). Indeterminate border.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3454
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 16.55

Commentary

For a discussion of overstruck seals, see Koltsida-Makre, “Overstruck Lead Seals,” 55-60 and Nesbitt, “Overstruck Seals,” 67-94.