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Michael (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in five lines with decoration above. Border of dots.


εισον
μιχαηλ
ελπιδα
πασα,
εχι

Εἰς ὃν Μιχαὴλ ἐλπίδα πᾶσαν ἔχει

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decoration above. Border of dots.


ρουρ,
γραησ
τεθεικα
χειρα
κ̅Υ̅

φρουρὰν γραφῆς τέθεικα χεῖρα Κυρίου

Obverse

Inscription in five lines with decoration above. Border of dots.


εισον
μιχαηλ
ελπιδα
πασα,
εχι

Εἰς ὃν Μιχαὴλ ἐλπίδα πᾶσαν ἔχει

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decoration above. Border of dots.


ρουρ,
γραησ
τεθεικα
χειρα
κ̅Υ̅

φρουρὰν γραφῆς τέθεικα χεῖρα Κυρίου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1531
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm

Translation

Εἰς ὃν Μιχαὴλ ἐλπίδα πᾶσαν ἔχει φρουρὰν γραφῆς τέθεικα χεῖρα Κυρίου.

I have entrusted the protection of my letter to the hand of the Lord, in Whom Michael places all his hope.

Commentary

Two dodecasyllables, with an interesting shift from the third person to the first.