Michael bishop of Raidestos (twelfth century)
- Accession Number:
DO Seals 1, no. 59.7a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1700bis, where the author corrects his prior publication of (b) and the faulty reading of the bishop's name as Niketas. This specimen is also reproduced in the plates of Corpus V/1, no. 310.
- 26 mm
- 20 mm
Three figures: in center, the Virgin holding the Child, who has placed both his arms around her neck. Left, a saint of uncertain identity with arm outstretched; his name was inscribed in a column along the left margin and continued in the upper part of the field between his head and the Virgin's: ΙΜ|Α: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἀκεψιμᾶς (?). Right, St. Eudokimos; he is identified by a vertical inscription that started between his head and the Virgin's (no legible traces of these letters remain) and continued as a vertical inscription along the margin: Δ|.|ΚΙ|Μ.: Ὁ ἅγιος Εὐδόκιμος. Border of dots.
Πάναγνε Ῥαιδεστοῦ με Μιχαὴλ σκέποις.
All-holy One, may you protect me, Michael of Raidestos.
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