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Michael Tzakales (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Poorly preserved bust of St. George holding a spear and shield. Epigraphy on either side: |γε|ορ|γ.|.|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεόργ[ιο]ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above.


σκεποισ
αθλητα
μιχαηλ
τοντζα
καλιν

σκέποις, ἀθλητά, Μιχαὴλ τὸν Τζακάλιν

Obverse

Poorly preserved bust of St. George holding a spear and shield. Epigraphy on either side: |γε|ορ|γ.|.|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεόργ[ιο]ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above.


σκεποισ
αθλητα
μιχαηλ
τοντζα
καλιν

σκέποις, ἀθλητά, Μιχαὴλ τὸν Τζακάλιν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3967
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1974.

Translation

σκέποις, ἀθλητά, Μιχαὴλ τὸν Τζακάλιν.

Champion, may you protect Michael Tzakales.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt read the family name as Τζάκαλ(ον) in her transcription, but the ending is not abbreviated: the ΙΝ at the end of the last line of the reverse is clear, so that we give the family name here as Tzakales.