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George (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in three lines with cross above. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟ
ΤΟΚΕΒ
ΟΗΘΗ

Θεοτόκε βοήθη

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

γ - ε - ι - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Γεωργίου

Obverse

Inscription in three lines with cross above. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟ
ΤΟΚΕΒ
ΟΗΘΗ

Θεοτόκε βοήθη

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

γ - ε - ι - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Γεωργίου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.168
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 334.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη. Γεωργίου.

Theotokos, lend Thy aid. (Seal of) George.

Commentary

The loop in the ρ is used as an ο in ligature with the υ above.