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Mazagiates (?) (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Michael, standing, holding the sceptre and globus. Sigla visible on either side: μ|ιχ|α : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

αρχι
στρατι
γε,θ,τσ,
δμαα
γι̣ατη

ἀρχιστράτιγε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δού(λῳ) Μαζαγιάτῃ

Obverse

The archangel Michael, standing, holding the sceptre and globus. Sigla visible on either side: μ|ιχ|α : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

αρχι
στρατι
γε,θ,τσ,
δμαα
γι̣ατη

ἀρχιστράτιγε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δού(λῳ) Μαζαγιάτῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4034
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm

Translation

ἀρχιστράτιγε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μαζαγιάτῃ.

Leader of the heavenly host, help your servant Mazagiates.

Commentary

The owner's name, if correctly rendered here (which is not certain), is otherwise unattested.