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Michael (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ομονυ
μονσυμ
λατριν
σκεπ

ὁμονυμόν συ, Μ(ι)χ(αήλ), λάτριν σκέπ(οις)

Obverse

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

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ομονυ
μονσυμ
λατριν
σκεπ

ὁμονυμόν συ, Μ(ι)χ(αήλ), λάτριν σκέπ(οις)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3686
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1613.

Translation

ὁμονυμόν συ, Μιχαήλ, λάτριν σκέποις.

Michael, may you protect your servant of the same name.

Commentary

We take the nominative form σύ in the second line of the reverse as a homophonic error for the dative σοι.