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Michael (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1533
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper opening of the channel and on the lower right.
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 1451.

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael, winged, holding a scepter in his right hand. Sigla to both sides: ΜΧ: Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΜΙΧΑ
ΗΛΦΡ
ΡΕΙΤΜΙ
..ΗΛΤ.
...Α.

Μιχαὴλ φρούρει τοῦ Μιχαὴλ τὰςπράξεις

Translation

Μιχαὴλ φρούρει τοῦ Μιχαὴλ τὰς πράξεις.

(The archangel) Michael protects the acts of Michael.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, Laurent restored the last word as τουμάρχου (tourmarch). On the other hand, Wassiliou-Seibt read τὰς φράσεις or τὰς πράξεις. We accept her reading and note the alternatives she presents.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1533
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper opening of the channel and on the lower right.
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 1451.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1533
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper opening of the channel and on the lower right.
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 1451.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1533
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper opening of the channel and on the lower right.
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 1451.

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