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Michael vestes, judge and katepano of Cyprus (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.66
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 38.9b.
Cf. similar seals, possibly from the same boulloterion, published in Sig., 305 (cf. Šandrovskaja, Sfragistika, 716: M-6788) and in SBS 1 (1987) 87-88 (found in Dobroudja; ed. I. Barnea).

Obverse

Inscription of four lines followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΚΕ
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΕΣΤΗ


Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ βέστῃ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with the final four letters flanked by pellets and decoration above and below. Border of dots.


ΚΡΙΤΗ
ΚΑΙΚΑΤΕ
ΠΑΝΚΥ
ΠΡΟΥ



κριτῇ καὶ κατεπάνω Κύπρου

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ βέστῃ, κριτῇ καὶ κατεπάνω Κύπρου.

Lord, help Michael vestes, judge and katepano of Cyprus.

Commentary

This seal has been edited jointly with its better preserved counterpart from the same boulloterion: BZS 1955.1.2069.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.66
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 38.9b.
Cf. similar seals, possibly from the same boulloterion, published in Sig., 305 (cf. Šandrovskaja, Sfragistika, 716: M-6788) and in SBS 1 (1987) 87-88 (found in Dobroudja; ed. I. Barnea).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.66
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 38.9b.
Cf. similar seals, possibly from the same boulloterion, published in Sig., 305 (cf. Šandrovskaja, Sfragistika, 716: M-6788) and in SBS 1 (1987) 87-88 (found in Dobroudja; ed. I. Barnea).