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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. On either side, epigraphy: ο|αρχ̅| : ὁ ἀρ(χάγγελος) Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

πτερυι
ταισσαισκαιλ̣
γσκαιπρακτε̣
σκεποιςσεα̣
στουμιχαηλ̣
τουοιλα̣

πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς καὶ λ[ό]γους καὶ πρακτέ[α] 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. On either side, epigraphy: ο|αρχ̅| : ὁ ἀρ(χάγγελος) Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

πτερυι
ταισσαισκαιλ̣
γσκαιπρακτε̣
σκεποιςσεα̣
στουμιχαηλ̣
τουοιλα̣

πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς καὶ λ[ό]γους καὶ πρακτέ[α] σκέποις σεβαστοῦ Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Βοΐλα

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3959
Diameter 32.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1880 (listing all previous editions).

Translation

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

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

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