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Michael bishop of Nyssa (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a scepter in his right hand. Inscription: ΑΡΜΙ : Ἀρχ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ).

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

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Μισφρα
γισματοΥ
νησασεπι
σ..π

Μιχ(αὴλ) σφράγισμα τοῦ Νήσας ἐπισ[κό]που

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a scepter in his right hand. Inscription: ΑΡΜΙ : Ἀρχ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ).

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

+
Μισφρα
γισματοΥ
νησασεπι
σ..π

Μιχ(αὴλ) σφράγισμα τοῦ Νήσας ἐπισ[κό]που

Accession number BZS.1958.106.269
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 82.2. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1447.

Translation

Μιχαὴλ σφράγισμα τοῦ Νήσας ἐπισκόπου.

The seal of Michael, bishop of Nyssa.

Commentary

An unsuccessful attempt at a dodecasyllabic verse.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 4: The East (Open in Zotero)
  • Notitiae Episcopatuum Ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)
  • Kappadokien (Kappadokia, Charsianon, Sebasteia und Lykandos) (Open in Zotero)
  • Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Open in Zotero)
  • Hierarchia Ecclesiastica Orientalis: Series episcoporum ecclesiarum christianarum orientalium (Open in Zotero)
  • Corpus der byzantinischen Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, Vol. 1, Siegellegenden von Alpha bis inclusive My (Open in Zotero)