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Michael vestes, judge and katepano of Cyprus (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΚΕ
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΕΣΤΗ


Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ βέστῃ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with the final four letters flanked by pellets and decoration above and below. Border of dots.


ΚΡΙΤΗ
ΚΑΙΚΑΤΕ
ΠΑΝΚΥ
ΠΡΟΥ



κριτῇ καὶ κατεπάνω Κύπρου

Obverse

Inscription of four lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΚΕ
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΕΣΤΗ


Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ βέστῃ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with the final four letters flanked by pellets and decoration above and below. Border of dots.


ΚΡΙΤΗ
ΚΑΙΚΑΤΕ
ΠΑΝΚΥ
ΠΡΟΥ



κριτῇ καὶ κατεπάνω Κύπρου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2069
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 38.9a.
Cf. similar seals, possibly from the same boulloterion, published in Sig., 305 (cf. Šandrovskaja, Sfragistika, 716: M-6788) and in SBS 1 (1987) 87-88 (found in Dobroudja; ed. I. Barnea).

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ βέστῃ, κριτῇ καὶ κατεπάνω Κύπρου.

Lord, help Michael vestes, judge and katepano of Cyprus.

Bibliography

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