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Michael episkeptites (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a sceptre in his right hand and the globus in his left. Inscription on either side: μ̣|ιχ̣|α : Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line only partially preserved. Border of dots.

κ̣ε̣̣,θ̣
.σ,
.ιχαηλ
.πισπ
.ιτ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) [Μ]ιχαὴλ [ἐ]πισ(κε)π[τ]ίτ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a sceptre in his right hand and the globus in his left. Inscription on either side: μ̣|ιχ̣|α : Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line only partially preserved. Border of dots.

κ̣ε̣̣,θ̣
.σ,
.ιχαηλ
.πισπ
.ιτ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) [Μ]ιχαὴλ [ἐ]πισ(κε)π[τ]ίτ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.553
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ ἐπισκεπτίτῃ.

Lord, help your servant Michael, episkeptites.

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