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N. Potapos, magistros and vestarches (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1919
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1941.

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding the sceptre in his right hand and the globus in his left. Details indistinct. Traces of epigraphy at right, possibly the sigla Χ|μ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
σκεπε
μαγιστρ̣,
τονποτα
πονεσ
ταρχˊ

σκέπε μάγιστρ(ον) τὸν Ποταπὸν βεστάρχ(ην)

Translation

σκέπε μάγιστρον τὸν Ποταπὸν βεστάρχην.

Protect the magistros and vestarches Potapos.

Commentary

The rarely encountered family name Potapos (likely of Slavic origin) appears on another seal in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection; see BZS 1958.106.411.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1919
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1941.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1919
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1941.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1919
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1941.

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