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Alexander Kabasilas, nobellisimos (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Standing image of the archangel Michael holding a trefoil scepter in his right hand and a globus in his left. Inscription in two columns: Μ|ΙΧ|Α : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

..Θ,
Α̣Λ,ΑΝ
.ΡΟΝ̣Ε
.ΗΣΙΜ̣,Τ̣
ΚΑΑ̣ΣΗ
Λ,

[Κ(ύρι)ε] β(οή)θ(ει) Ἀλ(ε)ξάν[δ]ρο νωβε[λ]ησίμ(ῳ) τῷ Καβασήλ(ᾳ)

Obverse

Standing image of the archangel Michael holding a trefoil scepter in his right hand and a globus in his left. Inscription in two columns: Μ|ΙΧ|Α : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

..Θ,
Α̣Λ,ΑΝ
.ΡΟΝ̣Ε
.ΗΣΙΜ̣,Τ̣
ΚΑΑ̣ΣΗ
Λ,

[Κ(ύρι)ε] β(οή)θ(ει) Ἀλ(ε)ξάν[δ]ρο νωβε[λ]ησίμ(ῳ) τῷ Καβασήλ(ᾳ)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3098
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

See PBW: Alexandros 101.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἀλεξάνδρο νωβελησίμῳ τῷ Καβασήλᾳ.

Lord, help Alexander Kabasilas, nobellisimos.

Commentary

The reading of the seal has been confirmed with reference to the better preserved parallel cited in this entry.