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Michael judge of the Optimatoi (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1977.34.52
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.25b.

Obverse

St. Michael holding scepter with trefoil ornament and a globus cruciger, with his wings slightly spread. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Τ.
ΟΠΤΙΜ.
ΤΝΜΙ.
ΗΛΚΡΙΤ
ΗΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Τῶν Ὀπτιμάτων Μιχαὴλ κριτὴν σκέποις

Translation

Τῶν Ὀπτιμάτων Μιχαὴλ κριτὴν σκέποις.

May you watch over Michael, judge of the Optimatoi.

Commentary

The inscription is in dodecasyllabic verse.

Accession number BZS.1977.34.52
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.25b.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1977.34.52
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.25b.