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George (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear in his right hand. Details indistinct. Epigraphy faintly visible on either side: |γε|ρ|γ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

γερ
γιο,σκε
ποισμε
τονσον
.κετ,

Γεώργιο(ν) σκέποις με τὸν σὸν [ἱ]κέτην

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear in his right hand. Details indistinct. Epigraphy faintly visible on either side: |γε|ρ|γ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

γερ
γιο,σκε
ποισμε
τονσον
.κετ,

Γεώργιο(ν) σκέποις με τὸν σὸν [ἱ]κέτην

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3001
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 249.

Translation

Γεώργιον σκέποις με τὸν σὸν ἱκέτην.

May you protect me, your suppliant George.

Commentary

We read the last word as ἱκέτην ("suppliant") but this may simply be a homophonic error for the far more common οἰκέτην ("servant").