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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1269
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1856.

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding the scepter in his right hand and the globus cruciger. Inscription: ΜΧ : Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΤΑ
ΠΡ
ΓΓΕΛ̣
ΤΥΠΜ,
ΤΗΣΓΡΑ
ΗΣΥ
ΛΑΞ

 

πρωταγγέλου τύπωμ(α) τῆς γραφῆς φύλαξ

Translation

πρωταγγέλου τύπωμα τῆς γραφῆς φύλαξ.

The image of the first among the angels is the guardian of this letter.

Commentary

The two characters at the top of the reverse indicate some confusion on the engraver's part. The first appears to be a tau followed by the usual abbreviation for protos (or "first"); the line below reads ΠΡΩ as though the engraver realised his mistake and incorporated the tau and the alpha into the first word of the inscription, πρωταγγέλου.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1269
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1856.