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George xenodochos of Loupadion (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3629
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Condition Broken at the bottom.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 55.4.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1938.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ|Δ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΓΕΡ
ΓΙΞΕΝΟ
ΔΟΧΤΛ
ΠΙ

Γεωργίῳ ξενοδόχ(ῳ) τοῦ Λουπαδίου

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γεωργίῳ ξενοδόχῳ τοῦ Λουπαδίου.

Mother of God, help your servant George, xenodochos of Loupadion.

Commentary

Loupadion (modern Ulubad) was found to the south of the Marmara sea, on the Rhyndakos river, commanding an important bridge of the road leading from Kyzikos to the east. It had a xenodocheion, the existence of which is known to us from several sources, including many seals (cf. Sig., 246, 381; Zacos, Seals II, nos. 111, 266). Our seals show that the city was administered by an archon and that a kommerikarios probably taxed merchandise in the ninth century.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3629
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Condition Broken at the bottom.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 55.4.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1938.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3629
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Condition Broken at the bottom.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 55.4.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1938.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3629
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Condition Broken at the bottom.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 55.4.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1938.

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