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George metropolitan of Athens (1153-May 16, 1160)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ; details indistinct. On either side: ΜΗΡΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙ.
ΑΘΗΝ͂ΝΠ..
ΜΈΝΟΣΓ.
ΡΓΊΟ

Σφραγὶς Ἀθηνῶν ποιμένος Γεωργίου

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ; details indistinct. On either side: ΜΗΡΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙ.
ΑΘΗΝ͂ΝΠ..
ΜΈΝΟΣΓ.
ΡΓΊΟ

Σφραγὶς Ἀθηνῶν ποιμένος Γεωργίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5113
Diameter 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 9.5. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2329b.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 603, re-edited (several previous editions) a similar seal from the Vienna cabinet (not from the same boulloterion) but in fact illustrated the DO specimen (pl. 82). The Vienna and DO specimens have the same representation on the obverse and the same alignment of letters (although the lettering is different). The two specimens were issued by the same individual.