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Michael protokouropalates (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above, and a decoration below. Border of dots.

  
κεο
Ήθειμι
χῊλ
  

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
πρτο
κροπ
λ́τη
  

πρωτοκουροπαλάτῃ

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above, and a decoration below. Border of dots.

  
κεο
Ήθειμι
χῊλ
  

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
πρτο
κροπ
λ́τη
  

πρωτοκουροπαλάτῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2209
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοκουροπαλάτῃ.

Lord, help Michael, protokouropalates.

Commentary

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