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George ek prosopou of the kourator of the Mangana (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear. Inscription in two columns: |.Ε|.ΡΓ.|ΟΣ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Γ]ε[ώ]ργ[ι]ος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, the final letter between two horizontal bars. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε.
ΓΕΡΓ.ΕΚ
ΠΡΟΣ.ΤΚ
ΡΑΤΡ.Τ
ΜΑΓΓ.
Ν

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) Γεωργ(ίῳ) ἐκ προσ(ώπου) τοῦ κουράτωρ(ος) τ(ῶν) Μαγγ[ά]ν(ων)

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear. Inscription in two columns: |.Ε|.ΡΓ.|ΟΣ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Γ]ε[ώ]ργ[ι]ος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, the final letter between two horizontal bars. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε.
ΓΕΡΓ.ΕΚ
ΠΡΟΣ.ΤΚ
ΡΑΤΡ.Τ
ΜΑΓΓ.
Ν

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) Γεωργ(ίῳ) ἐκ προσ(ώπου) τοῦ κουράτωρ(ος) τ(ῶν) Μαγγ[ά]ν(ων)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4108 (formerly DO 58.106.4108)
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 25.1.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Γεωργίῳ ἐκ προσώπου τοῦ κουράτωρος τῶν Μαγγάνων.

Lord, help George ek prosopou of the kourator of the Mangana.

Commentary

Schlumberger (Sig., 151) has published the seal of a George whose titles he read as νοταρίῳ, ὀστιαρίῳ καὶ μεγάλῳ κουράτωρι τῶν Μαγγάνων. The seal is in Vienna (MK 88, Wassiliou-Seibt, Die byzantinischen Bleisiegel in Österreich II, no. 37). W. Seibt has noted that the specimen dates to the ninth century, and that it belongs not to a notarios and ostiarios, but instead to an imperial ostiarios (Γ,R,ΟCΤΙΑ).