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Michael judge (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

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

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

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3687
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

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.