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Michael monk? (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus. Sigla visible at right: M-Χ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five line. Cross above. Border of dots.

--
ΚΕΟΗ̣
ΘΕΙΤΨ
ΔΟΥΛ..
ΝΑΧΜ̣Ι
·ΧΑΗΛ·
--

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus. Sigla visible at right: M-Χ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five line. Cross above. Border of dots.

--
ΚΕΟΗ̣
ΘΕΙΤΨ
ΔΟΥΛ..
ΝΑΧΜ̣Ι
·ΧΑΗΛ·
--

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4867
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ .οναχῳ Μιχαήλ.

Lord, help your servant Michael ...

Commentary

The reading of the word immediately preceding "Michael" on the reverse of the seal is uncertain. It could identify Michael as a monk (as is most likely) or it could be a family name.