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George imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and grand kourator of the Imperial Monastery (mid tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5509
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DOSeals 5: no. 78.2. A parallel specimen is published in Zacos, Seals, 2: no. 813 (with misreading; photo on pl. 79 is no. 814). PmbZ, no. 22139.

Obverse

Half-length bust of St. George holding a spear diagonally across his chest. Inscription in two columns: γ|εο, : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεό(ργιος). Beginning at 9 o'clock, a circular invocative inscription. Border of dots.

κε τσδ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Circle of pellets within a double border of dots.

γεργ,
ˊˊσπθˊεπ
ιτ,χρυ,σμε
γ,κρτι
τ,,μονισ

Γεωργίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ μεγάλῳ κουρατιω τῆς Βασιλικῆς Μονῖς

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γεωργίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ μεγάλῳ κουρατιω τῆς Βασιλικῆς Μονῖς.

Lord, help your servant George, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and grand kourator of the Imperial Monastery.

Commentary

Laurent (Corpus, 5.3: nos. 1904–5) published only two of several specimens from the Dumbarton Oaks collections attesting the existence of a monastery known as the "Imperial," an establishment that, under this name at least, is not otherwise known.

Note κουρατιω (line five, reverse): possibly κουράτορι misspelt.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5509
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DOSeals 5: no. 78.2. A parallel specimen is published in Zacos, Seals, 2: no. 813 (with misreading; photo on pl. 79 is no. 814). PmbZ, no. 22139.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5509
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DOSeals 5: no. 78.2. A parallel specimen is published in Zacos, Seals, 2: no. 813 (with misreading; photo on pl. 79 is no. 814). PmbZ, no. 22139.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5509
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DOSeals 5: no. 78.2. A parallel specimen is published in Zacos, Seals, 2: no. 813 (with misreading; photo on pl. 79 is no. 814). PmbZ, no. 22139.

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