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Michael (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Epigraphy visible at left: |Ν|Ι : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι[κόλ(αος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

σετη
.φραγη
.ημιχα
ηλποθ
γραφο
  

σὲ τῇ [σ]φραγή[δ]η Μιχαὴλ πόθῳ γράφο

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Epigraphy visible at left: |Ν|Ι : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι[κόλ(αος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

σετη
.φραγη
.ημιχα
ηλποθ
γραφο
  

σὲ τῇ [σ]φραγή[δ]η Μιχαὴλ πόθῳ γράφο

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3964
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1900.

Translation

σὲ τῇ σφραγήδη Μιχαὴλ πόθῳ γράφο.

I, Michael, inscribe you on my seal with yearning.

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