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Michael bishop of Nyssa (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.269
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 82.2. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1447.

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a scepter in his right hand. Inscription: ΑΡΜΙ : Ἀρχ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ).

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

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Μισφρα
γισματοΥ
νησασεπι
σ..π

Μιχ(αὴλ) σφράγισμα τοῦ Νήσας ἐπισ[κό]που

Translation

Μιχαὴλ σφράγισμα τοῦ Νήσας ἐπισκόπου.

The seal of Michael, bishop of Nyssa.

Commentary

An unsuccessful attempt at a dodecasyllabic verse.