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Michael judge (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3687
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1642.

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, holding the sceptre and globus cruciger. Traces of sigla at left: μ|ι : Μι[χα(ήλ)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ομ
..μονυ
..ττεσον
...ασπο
λον
  

ὁμω[νυ]μον φύ[λα]ττε σὸν [δικ]ασπόλον

Translation

ὁμωνυμον φύλαττε σὸν δικασπόλον.

Protect your dispenser of justice who bears your name.

Commentary

We take the term δικασπόλος (used for metrical purposes) as a synonym for "judge," although it may refer to another judicial office.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3687
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1642.