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Michael (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin. No traces of sigla. Circular inscription, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕΘΜΙΧΑΗΛ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Μιχαήλ

Reverse

Standing figure of Saint Michael, with nimbus, holding spear in right hand, globus in left. Between sigla : Μ̣Χ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin. No traces of sigla. Circular inscription, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕΘΜΙΧΑΗΛ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Μιχαήλ

Reverse

Standing figure of Saint Michael, with nimbus, holding spear in right hand, globus in left. Between sigla : Μ̣Χ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2805
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm
Condition Crack along obverse channel.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαήλ.

Theotokos, help Michael.