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George Megistos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.687
Diameter 15 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper opening of the channel. Struck slightly off-center on too small of a blank.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla visible to the right: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.


τοκ.
.κεπ..
γεργι..
ομεγ.
στ

Θεοτόκε σκέποις Γεωργίῳ τὸ Μεγίστῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε σκέποις Γεωργίῳ τὸ Μεγίστῳ.

Theotokos, protect George Megistos.