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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding the sceptre and globus cruciger. Traces of an inscription at right: Μ : Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε,θ̣,
τον̣λ
.οντδιε̣
μεδικ
Ίσ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τὸν βουλ[λ]όντα δι᾽ ἐμὲ δικαίως

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding the sceptre and globus cruciger. Traces of an inscription at right: Μ : Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε,θ̣,
τον̣λ
.οντδιε̣
μεδικ
Ίσ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τὸν βουλ[λ]όντα δι᾽ ἐμὲ δικαίως

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3636
Diameter 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1156c.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τὸν βουλλόντα δι᾽ ἐμὲ δικαίως.

Lord, help the one sealing properly by means of me.

Commentary

The inscription speaks for the seal itself, asking God's help for the man who has followed the rules in using it.