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Michael Argyropoulos, proedros (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ΝΙ|ΚΟΛ||Ο|Σ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ΦΡΓΙΣ̣
ΜΙΠ̣Ρ̣Ο̣Ε̣Δ̣Ρ̣
ΤΡΓΥ
ΡΟΠΛ

[σ]φραγὶς Μιχ(αὴλ) προέδρου τοῦ Ἀργυροπώλῳ

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription on either side: |ΝΙ|ΚΟΛ||Ο|Σ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ΦΡΓΙΣ̣
ΜΙΠ̣Ρ̣Ο̣Ε̣Δ̣Ρ̣
ΤΡΓΥ
ΡΟΠΛ

[σ]φραγὶς Μιχ(αὴλ) προέδρου τοῦ Ἀργυροπώλῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1734
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2613.

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

Translation

σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ προέδρου τοῦ Ἀργυροπώλῳ.

Seal of the proedros Michael Argyropoulos.

Commentary

Note the change from the genitive to the dative case in the final word of the inscription.