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Michael (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a bearded military saint. Details indistinct. Illegible traces of epigraphy on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΑΘΛΗ
ΤΑΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΣΟΝΟΙΚΕ
 ΤΗΝ 

σκέποις, ἀθλητά, Μιχαὴλ σὸν οἰκέτην

Obverse

Bust of a bearded military saint. Details indistinct. Illegible traces of epigraphy on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΑΘΛΗ
ΤΑΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΣΟΝΟΙΚΕ
 ΤΗΝ 

σκέποις, ἀθλητά, Μιχαὴλ σὸν οἰκέτην

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2650
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1973a.

Translation

σκέποις, ἀθλητά, Μιχαὴλ σὸν οἰκέτην.

Champion, may you protect your servant Michael.

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