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George Pentarkles (thirteenth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Image of St. George standing and balancing his spear and shield against the ground. Epigraphy: ο|||.|.γε|ρ||ο|σ : ὁ ἅγι[ος] Γεώργιος. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Linear border.


γεθλη
ττωγρφω
γεωρτπΕ̣
τρκληστη
ρηγμκετωΝ̣
πρκτε̣

γενοῦ, ἀθλητά, τῶν γραφῶν Γεωργίου τοῦ Πενταρκλῆ στήρηγμα κὲ τῶν πρακτέων

Obverse

Image of St. George standing and balancing his spear and shield against the ground. Epigraphy: ο|||.|.γε|ρ||ο|σ : ὁ ἅγι[ος] Γεώργιος. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Linear border.


γεθλη
ττωγρφω
γεωρτπΕ̣
τρκληστη
ρηγμκετωΝ̣
πρκτε̣

γενοῦ, ἀθλητά, τῶν γραφῶν Γεωργίου τοῦ Πενταρκλῆ στήρηγμα κὲ τῶν πρακτέων

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.480
Diameter 35.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 594; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 224.

Translation

γενοῦ, ἀθλητά, τῶν γραφῶν Γεωργίου τοῦ Πενταρκλῆ στήριγμα κὲ τῶν πρακτέων.

Champion, be the mainstay of the correspondence and acts of George Pentarkles.

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