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Sergios (or George) (seventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.3162

Details

Diameter:
26 mm

Obverse

Sergios (or George) (seventh century)

Bust of the Virgin with medallion of Christ before her. Crosses on either side. Wreath border.

Reverse

Sergios (or George) (seventh century)

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

β - γ - ε - η - θ - ι - κ - ο - ρ - σ - τ - ω

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σέργίῳ (or Γεωργίῳ?)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σέργίῳ (or Γεωργίῳ).

Theotokos, help Sergios (or George).

Audio

Commentary

The reverse monogram contains the invocation Θεοτόκε βοήθει and a name, likely George or Sergios based on the remaining letters. It could be something else entirely, if there is a letter below the Ω at the bottom of the monogram where the seal is broken off. The Γ and Σ for both of these names are found within the Ε at the right.

 

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