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Isaakios (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Half preserved image of St. George, nimbate, with his left hand holding a shield balanced on the ground. Inscription visible in a column to the right: Γ|Ε|ΩΡ|ΓΙ|ΟΣ: ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

σον
ισαακι.
νστεφα..
φορεσκ.
ποισ

Σὸν Ἰσαάκιον στεφανοφόρε σκέποις

Obverse

Half preserved image of St. George, nimbate, with his left hand holding a shield balanced on the ground. Inscription visible in a column to the right: Γ|Ε|ΩΡ|ΓΙ|ΟΣ: ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

σον
ισαακι.
νστεφα..
φορεσκ.
ποισ

Σὸν Ἰσαάκιον στεφανοφόρε σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1283
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Σὸν Ἰσαάκιον στεφανοφόρε σκέποις.

May you, crowned in triumph, protect your (servant) Isaakios.

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw catalogue, Laurent calls the thirteen-syllable metrical inscription on the reverse hypermetric. On the other hand, the extra syllable could be eliminated by synizesis in the two Α's of Ἰσαακίου.