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Romanos (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1837
Diameter 22 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael, wings outspread, holding the sceptre and globus. Sigla on either side: μ̅χ̅: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


υλα
ρμαν.
μιχαη.
ταια.
χα

φύλαξ Ῥωμαν[οῦ], Μιχαὴ[λ] ταξιά[ρ]χα

Translation

φύλαξ Ῥωμανοῦ, Μιχαὴλ ταξιάρχα.

Michael, leader of armies, be the guardian of Romanos.