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Michael monk and archimandrite (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3073
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1306.

Obverse

A bust in a small medallion set at the crossing of an ornamental cross; in the quarters of the cross, a mostly effaced inscription: ..ΜΕ|..|η. . Circular inscription between two borders of dots.

. . .νεισηεο. . .

 

. . .νεισηεο. . .

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

κΕ̅,θ,
.σ.λ
.ιχαηλα.
αρχημα
νδ..τ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ μοναχ καὶ ἀρχιμανδρίτ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ μοναχῷ καὶ ἀρχιμανδρίτῃ.

Lord, help your servant Michael monk and archimandrite.

Commentary

As the seal is quite weathered, the whole of the obverse is difficult to interpret, including the identification of the saints and the reading of the inscriptions. Additionally, the Α at the end of the third line may be an for βασιλικῷ, but this seems unlikely based on the remains of a letter to its right, and the likelihood of the pairing of "monk" with "archimandrite" versus "imperial archimandrite."

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3073
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1306.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3073
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1306.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3073
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1306.

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