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Michael Chrysobalantites, patrikios (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3021
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the globus and sceptre. Details indistinct. Epigraphy on either side: Μ̅Χ̅: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΜΙΧ,ΠΡΙ̅⸣
ΤΧΡΥΣΟ
ΑΛΑΝΤ
ΙΤΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Μιχ(αήλ) π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ) τῷ Χρυσοβαλαντίτῃ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαήλ πατρικίῳ τῷ Χρυσοβαλαντίτῃ.

Lord, help Michael Chrysobalantites, patrikios.

Commentary

For further references to seals of the Chrysobalantites family, see the commentary in Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2633.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3021
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm