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Michael priest and synkellos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in three lines with decoration below. Double border of dots.

ΣΥΓ
ΚΕΛΛΟΝ
ΑΓΝΗ
  

Σύγκελλον Ἀγνή

Reverse

Inscription in three lines with decorations above and below. Double border of dots.

·
ΜΙΧΑ

ΗΛΘΥΤΗ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙ
  

Μιχαὴλ θύτην σκέποις

Obverse

Inscription in three lines with decoration below. Double border of dots.

ΣΥΓ
ΚΕΛΛΟΝ
ΑΓΝΗ
  

Σύγκελλον Ἀγνή

Reverse

Inscription in three lines with decorations above and below. Double border of dots.

·
ΜΙΧΑ

ΗΛΘΥΤΗ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙ
  

Μιχαὴλ θύτην σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1051
Diameter 12.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 226. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2288a.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Σύγκελλον Ἀγνή Μιχαὴλ θύτην σκέποις.

Immaculate One, may you protect the synkellos Michael, the priest. 

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. The title thytes here could also refer to a bishop.