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Michael vestarches (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael, wings outspread, holding the orb and sceptre. Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕΘ
ΗΧΑΗ,
.ΣΤΑΡ
ΧΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Μηχαὴ(λ) β[ε]στάρχῃ

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael, wings outspread, holding the orb and sceptre. Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΚΕΘ
ΗΧΑΗ,
.ΣΤΑΡ
ΧΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Μηχαὴ(λ) β[ε]στάρχῃ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.965
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μηχαὴλ βεστάρχῃ.

Lord, help Michael, vestarches.

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