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Michael Kerameus (thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla: ΚΟ|Λ|Α|ΟΣὉ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙ
ΑΦΑΛΗΣΜ.
..ΗΛΚΕΡΑ
ΜΕΣ

Σφραγὶς ἀσφαλὴς Μιχαὴλ Κεραμέως

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla: ΚΟ|Λ|Α|ΟΣὉ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙ
ΑΦΑΛΗΣΜ.
..ΗΛΚΕΡΑ
ΜΕΣ

Σφραγὶς ἀσφαλὴς Μιχαὴλ Κεραμέως

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4185
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

Σφραγὶς ἀσφαλὴς Μιχαὴλ Κεραμέως.

This is the secure seal of Michael Kerameus.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. The reading of the name is provisional and cannot be established with certainty until a better preserved parallel becomes known. An alternative reading of the name could be Manuel Kerameus.