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Michael Manuelites (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the orb and sceptre. Inscription on either side: Ο|ΑΡΜ|Χ: ὁ ἀρχ(άγγελος( Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
ΠΤΕΡΟΙΣ
ΜΙΧΑΗΛΜΑ
ΝΗΛΙΤ,
ΣΚΕΠ,

πτεροῖς Μιχαὴλ Μανουηλίτ(ην) σκέπ(οις)

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the orb and sceptre. Inscription on either side: Ο|ΑΡΜ|Χ: ὁ ἀρχ(άγγελος( Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
ΠΤΕΡΟΙΣ
ΜΙΧΑΗΛΜΑ
ΝΗΛΙΤ,
ΣΚΕΠ,

πτεροῖς Μιχαὴλ Μανουηλίτ(ην) σκέπ(οις)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4173
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1878.

Translation

πτεροῖς Μιχαὴλ Μανουηλίτην σκέποις.

Beneath your wings, may you protect Michael Manuelites.

Commentary

We read Michael as the owner's Christian name, but it is not out of the question that inscription addresses the archangel Michael, depicted on the obverse.