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Michael (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3686
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

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

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)

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.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3686
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

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

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3686
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

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