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Michael (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
γρα
φασσφρ
γιο
  

γραφὰς σφρ(α)γίζο

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, decorations above and below. The final letters stand between pellets. Border of dots.

  
καιλο
γσμιχ
ηλ
  

καὶ λόγους Μιχ(α)ήλ

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
γρα
φασσφρ
γιο
  

γραφὰς σφρ(α)γίζο

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, decorations above and below. The final letters stand between pellets. Border of dots.

  
καιλο
γσμιχ
ηλ
  

καὶ λόγους Μιχ(α)ήλ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5304
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 394b.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζο καὶ λόγους Μιχαήλ.

I seal Michael's letters and words.

Commentary

A nicely crafted, symmetrical inscription showing abbreviation marks at the same point on either side.