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Michael deacon (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael (?). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

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ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΣΜΙΧΑ
ΗΛΕΥΤΕ
ΛΟΥΣΔΙ
ΑΚΟΝ
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Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ εὐτελοῦς διακόνου

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael (?). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

·
ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΣΜΙΧΑ
ΗΛΕΥΤΕ
ΛΟΥΣΔΙ
ΑΚΟΝ
·

 

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ εὐτελοῦς διακόνου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.812
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1044.
Cf. Konstantopoulos, no. 247; Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2595a.

Translation

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ εὐτελοῦς διακόνου.

Seal of the lowly deacon Michael.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.