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Michael deacon (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael, indistinct. Traces of sigla: ΜΧ: Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

.σφρα
γισμιχ.
ηλευτ.
λουσδ.
ακον.

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ εὐτελοῦς διακόνου

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael, indistinct. Traces of sigla: ΜΧ: Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

.σφρα
γισμιχ.
ηλευτ.
λουσδ.
ακον.

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ εὐτελοῦς διακόνου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.379
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1044.
Cf. Konstantopoulos, no. 247.

Translation

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ εὐτελοῦς διακόνου.

Seal of the humble deacon Michael.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. This specimen should be added to the corpus of metrical seals published by Wassiliou-Seibt, particularly to Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2595.