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Michael Diogenes (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of two steps, with fleurons rising to the lower transverse bar. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΜΕΑΥΡΕ
ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΙΟΓΕΝ
Η̣Ν̣

σκέποις με, σταυρέ, Μιχαὴλ Διογένην

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of two steps, with fleurons rising to the lower transverse bar. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΜΕΑΥΡΕ
ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΙΟΓΕΝ
Η̣Ν̣

σκέποις με, σταυρέ, Μιχαὴλ Διογένην

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3972
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2099 (listing previous editions).

Translation

σκέποις με, σταυρέ, Μιχαὴλ Διογένην.

Holy cross, may you protect me, Michael Diogenes.

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