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George (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V) of Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

ΓΕ
ΩΡΓΙΩ
ΔΟΥΛΟ
ΧΥ̅

Γεωργίῳ δούλο Χ(ριστο)ῦ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V) of Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Wreath border.

ΓΕ
ΩΡΓΙΩ
ΔΟΥΛΟ
ΧΥ̅

Γεωργίῳ δούλο Χ(ριστο)ῦ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5066
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γεωργίῳ δούλο Χριστοῦ.

Theotokos, help George, servant of Christ.

Commentary

There appears to be a superfluous letter at the end of the first line of the reverse; whether it is in fact a letter or a mark left by the strike is not clear.