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Michael Philokales, (monk?) (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael wearing loros and holding scepter and globus. Inscription: Χ: Μιχάηλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΑ,
ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΕΥΤΕΛΣ
ΦΙΛΟΚΑ
ΛΟΥ

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ εὐτελοῦς Φιλοκάλου

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael wearing loros and holding scepter and globus. Inscription: Χ: Μιχάηλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΑ,
ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΕΥΤΕΛΣ
ΦΙΛΟΚΑ
ΛΟΥ

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ εὐτελοῦς Φιλοκάλου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4619
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2599.

Translation

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ εὐτελοῦς Φιλοκάλου.

Seal of the humble Michael Philokales.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. This individual calls himself humble, which may profess his monastic humility or merely indicate his piety.