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Michael (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Traces of epigraphy on either side: Μ̅Χ̅: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚ̣..Ο̣ΙΣ̣
ΑΦΘΟΡ
ΜΙ
ΣΟΝΥΚΕ
ΤΗ

σκ[έπ]οις, ἄφθορ(ε), Μιχ(αὴλ) σὸν ὐκέτη(ν)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Traces of epigraphy on either side: Μ̅Χ̅: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚ̣..Ο̣ΙΣ̣
ΑΦΘΟΡ
ΜΙ
ΣΟΝΥΚΕ
ΤΗ

σκ[έπ]οις, ἄφθορ(ε), Μιχ(αὴλ) σὸν ὐκέτη(ν)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4122
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2001 (also presented with an incorrect reading as no. 2180).

Translation

σκέποις, ἄφθορε, Μιχαὴλ σὸν ὐκέτην.

Uncorrupted One, may you protect your servant Michael.

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