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Leo Hexamilites (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus. Inscription on either side: Μχ: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross of dots above and below. Border of dots.

  
λεοντο,
αυτησφρα
γισεαμι
λˊτυπονφε
ρσαμιχα
στατ
  

Λέοντο(ς) αὕτη σφραγὶς Ἑξαμιλ(ίτου) τύπον φέρουσα Μιχ(αὴλ) (πρωτο)στάτου

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus. Inscription on either side: Μχ: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross of dots above and below. Border of dots.

  
λεοντο,
αυτησφρα
γισεαμι
λˊτυπονφε
ρσαμιχα
στατ
  

Λέοντο(ς) αὕτη σφραγὶς Ἑξαμιλ(ίτου) τύπον φέρουσα Μιχ(αὴλ) (πρωτο)στάτου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1492
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1273.

Translation

Λέοντος αὕτη σφραγὶς Ἑξαμιλίτου τύπον φέρουσα Μιχαὴλ πρωτοστάτου.

This is the seal of Leo Hexamilites bearing the image of Michael, foremost in battle.

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