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Michael Boilas, sebastos (thirteenth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding a short sceptre in his right hand and a sword in his left. Details indistinct. On either side, traces of epigraphy: Ο|αρχ̅| : ὁ ἀρ(χάγγελος) Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Πτερυι
ταισσαισκαιλο̣
γσκαιπρ̣α̣κ̣τ̣ε̣α̣
Σκεπο̣ι̣σ̣ε̣̣α̣
στουμιχαηλ̣
τουοιλα
  

πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς καὶ λόγους καὶ πρακτέα σκέποις σεβαστοῦ Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Βοΐλα

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding a short sceptre in his right hand and a sword in his left. Details indistinct. On either side, traces of epigraphy: Ο|αρχ̅| : ὁ ἀρ(χάγγελος) Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

Πτερυι
ταισσαισκαιλο̣
γσκαιπρ̣α̣κ̣τ̣ε̣α̣
Σκεπο̣ι̣σ̣ε̣̣α̣
στουμιχαηλ̣
τουοιλα
  

πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς καὶ λόγους καὶ πρακτέα σκέποις σεβαστοῦ Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Βοΐλα

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.777
Diameter 32.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1880.

Translation

πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς καὶ λόγους καὶ πρακτέα σκέποις σεβαστοῦ Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Βοΐλα.

With your wings protect both the words and acts of the sebastos Michael Boilas.

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