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Michael (judge?) (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a holy figure. Details indistinct. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡ
.ΠΕ̣ΦΥΚ,
Μ̣.ΧΗΛ
..Κ̣.ΣΠ,
Λ̣̣

σφρα[γ(ὶς)] πέφυκ[α] Μ[ι]χαὴλ [δι]κ[α]σπ(ό)λου

Obverse

Bust of a holy figure. Details indistinct. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡ
.ΠΕ̣ΦΥΚ,
Μ̣.ΧΗΛ
..Κ̣.ΣΠ,
Λ̣̣

σφρα[γ(ὶς)] πέφυκ[α] Μ[ι]χαὴλ [δι]κ[α]σπ(ό)λου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.850
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2718.

Translation

σφραγὶς πέφυκα Μιχαὴλ δικασπόλου.

I am the seal of Michael, dispenser of justice.

Commentary

The reading δικασπόλου ("dispenser of justice") is plausible, if not certain. If it is accepted, it would indicate that the owner was a judge or legal official.