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Michael Aristenos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.


αρι
σ̣την
σφρα
γι

Ἁριστηνοῦ σφραγί-

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.


σμα
μιχαη
το̣̣ε̣


σμα Μιχαὴ(λ) τόδε

Obverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.


αρι
σ̣την
σφρα
γι

Ἁριστηνοῦ σφραγί-

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.


σμα
μιχαη
το̣̣ε̣


σμα Μιχαὴ(λ) τόδε

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3271
Diameter 13.0 mm; field: 10.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 134

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

Translation

Ἁριστηνοῦ σφραγίσμα Μιχαὴλ τόδε.

This is the seal of Michael Aristenos.

Commentary

The reading of this poorly preserved inscription has been restored with reference to the metrical seal attributed to the same owner in Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 135, and to the parallel cited in this entry.