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Michael Kinnamos (?) (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Michael, holding a sceptre and the globus cruciger. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: |μχ|α : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Μ(ι)χα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,θ,
μιχαηλ
τοκιν̣
ν̣α̣,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Μιχαὴλ το Κιννά(μῳ)

Obverse

The archangel Michael, holding a sceptre and the globus cruciger. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: |μχ|α : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Μ(ι)χα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅,θ,
μιχαηλ
τοκιν̣
ν̣α̣,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Μιχαὴλ το Κιννά(μῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1151
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ το Κιννάμῳ.

Lord, help Michael Kinnamos.

Commentary

The last letters of the reverse inscription are not clear. Hence the reading of the owner's family name is provisional and awaits confirmation from a better preserved parallel.