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Michael Scholes (?), magistros (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear and shield. Sigla preserved at right: |ρ|γι|ο/ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε]ώργιο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

mρτ̣
σκεπο
μγιρο̣ν̣
μιχηλ
χολην

μάρτ[υς], σκέπο[ις] μάγιστρον Μιχαὴλ [Σ]χόλην

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear and shield. Sigla preserved at right: |ρ|γι|ο/ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε]ώργιο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

mρτ̣
σκεπο
μγιρο̣ν̣
μιχηλ
χολην

μάρτ[υς], σκέπο[ις] μάγιστρον Μιχαὴλ [Σ]χόλην

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3678
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1388.

Translation

μάρτυς, σκέποις μάγιστρον Μιχαὴλ Σχόλην.

Martyr, may you protect the magistros Michael Scholes.

Commentary

The reading of the family name as Scholes is tentative at best and awaits confirmation from a parallel or from related sources.