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Leo Diabatenos, vestes and katepano (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing with open wings, holding a sword over his right shoulder, his left hand resting on the scabbard. Faint traces of sigla: μ.χα : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.


aρστρα̣
τιγ,μιχαηλ
οηθ,λεοντ,
εστ,κατε
παν,τδια
ατιν

ἀρχ(ι)στράτιγ(ε) Μιχαὴλ βοήθ(ει) Λέοντ(ι) βέστ(ῃ) (καὶ) κατεπάν(ῳ) τῷ Διαβατινῷ

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing with open wings, holding a sword over his right shoulder, his left hand resting on the scabbard. Faint traces of sigla: μ.χα : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.


aρστρα̣
τιγ,μιχαηλ
οηθ,λεοντ,
εστ,κατε
παν,τδια
ατιν

ἀρχ(ι)στράτιγ(ε) Μιχαὴλ βοήθ(ει) Λέοντ(ι) βέστ(ῃ) (καὶ) κατεπάν(ῳ) τῷ Διαβατινῷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4068
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Five piercings along the border of the field: one on either side of Michael's head, one on either side of his torso, and one at his feet.

Translation

ἀρχιστράτιγε Μιχαὴλ βοήθει Λέοντι βέστῃ καὶ κατεπάνῳ τῷ Διαβατινῷ

Michael, commander of the heavenly hosts, help Leo Diabatenos, vestes and katepano.