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George (Bouraphos), patrician and count of the Opsikion (before 713), invocative monogram (Laurent type V), ***, in the quarters ***. rev. in six lines, ***, 25.39g. (unpublished), extremely fine
George (Bouraphos), patrician and count of the Opsikion (before 713), invocative monogram (Laurent type V), ***, in the quarters ***. rev. in six lines, ***, 25.39g. (unpublished), extremely fine

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George (Bouraphos), patrician and count of the Opsikion (before 713), invocative monogram (Laurent type V), ***, in the quarters ***. rev. in six lines, ***, 25.39g. (unpublished), extremely fine

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There is evidence of a George with this title in 713. In June that year the emperor Philippicus Bardanes was overthrown by the troops of the Opsikion theme, and was blinded. A short time later George Bouraphos was also blinded (Theophanes 383). This is therefore a rare instance of a seal of this period that can be dated with a degree of precision.
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