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Gountrenos magistros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: |γ|ε|ρ|γ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
γουντρ̣
ηνμα̣
γιστρ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Γουντρηνοῦ μαγίστρῳ

Obverse

Bust of St George holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: |γ|ε|ρ|γ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
γουντρ̣
ηνμα̣
γιστρ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Γουντρηνοῦ μαγίστρῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.983
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Γουντρηνοῦ μαγίστρῳ.

Lord, help Gountrenos, magistros.

Commentary

This is an odd inscription. The owner's name is most unusual; it seems to be given in the genitive case, whereas the title appears in the dative, in keeping with the invocation at the beginning.