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Michael vestes, judge and katepano of Cyprus (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2069
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Crack along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 38.9a.
Cf. similar seals, possibly from the same boulloterion, published in Sig., 305 (cf. Šandrovskaja, Sfragistika, 716: M-6788) and in SBS 1 (1987) 87-88 (found in Dobroudja; ed. I. Barnea).

Obverse

Inscription of four lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΚΕ
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΕΣΤΗ


Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ βέστῃ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with the final four letters flanked by pellets and decoration above and below. Border of dots.


ΚΡΙΤΗ
ΚΑΙΚΑΤΕ
ΠΑΝΚΥ
ΠΡΟΥ



κριτῇ καὶ κατεπάνω Κύπρου

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ βέστῃ, κριτῇ καὶ κατεπάνω Κύπρου.

Lord, help Michael vestes, judge and katepano of Cyprus.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2069
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Crack along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 38.9a.
Cf. similar seals, possibly from the same boulloterion, published in Sig., 305 (cf. Šandrovskaja, Sfragistika, 716: M-6788) and in SBS 1 (1987) 87-88 (found in Dobroudja; ed. I. Barnea).