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George Bardas, protonotarios of the Armenian themes (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1491
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 56.13.

Seibt, "Ἀρμενικὰ θέματα", 137, no. 22.

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left hand. Vertical inscription on either side: |γε|ω-ρ|γ|ι|σ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργι(ο)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


γεργ,
α̅νοτ,τον
αρμενικ,
θεμα,το
Rαρδ.

Γεωργ(ίῳ) (πρωτο)νοτ(αρίῳ) τον Ἀρμενικ(ῶν) το Βάρδ[ᾳ]

Translation

Γεωργίῳ πρωτονοταρίῳ τον Ἀρμενικῶν το Βάρδᾳ.

George Bardas, protonotarios of the Armenian themes.

Commentary

Seibt read the family name as Karamallos.