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Michael judge of the Optimatoi (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3794
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.25a.

Obverse

St. Michael standing to front holding scepter with trefoil ornament and a globus cruciger. Inscription in two columns: Α M: Ἀ(ρ)χ(άγγελος) Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

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ΤΝΟΠΤΙ
ΜΑΤΝΜΙ
ΧΑΗΛΚΡΙ
ΤΗΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Τῶν Ὀπτιμάτων Μιχαὴλ κριτὴν σκέποις

Translation

Τῶν Ὀπτιμάτων Μιχαὴλ κριτὴν σκέποις.

May you watch over Michael, judge of the Optimatoi.

Commentary

The inscription is in dodecasyllabic verse.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3794
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.25a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3794
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.25a.