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Michael Humbertos (twelfth century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3957
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1723.

Obverse

St. Michael standing, garbed in imperial dress, holding a sceptre in his right hand and the globus in his left. On either side, the sigla: Μ̅x̅ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
μπερ
τονσυν
νυμονο
κενσκεπ
οισ

Οὐμπέρτον συνώνυμον ο[ἰ]κέτην σκέποις

Translation

Οὐμπέρτον συνώνυμον οἰκέτην σκέποις.

May you watch over your servant Humbertos who shares your name.

Commentary

The owner is an otherwise unknown member of a family of Norman origin well attested in the eleventh century; see Wassiliou-Seibt's remarks with further references.

The lettering in the fourth line of the reverse is not clear and has been transcribed with some misgivings. Note what appears to be an unusual ligature of nu and omega at the end of the second line.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3957
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1723.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3957
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1723.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3957
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1723.