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Michael (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Michael, holding a trefoil sceptre and the globus cruciger. Inscription on either side: χ|αρχ|μι : ἁρχ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

om.
nimonσ.
αρχιρα.
γεσκε
ποι.

ὁμ[ώ]νιμόν σ[οι], ἀρχιστρά[τη]γε, σκέποι[ς]

Obverse

The archangel Michael, holding a trefoil sceptre and the globus cruciger. Inscription on either side: χ|αρχ|μι : ἁρχ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

om.
nimonσ.
αρχιρα.
γεσκε
ποι.

ὁμ[ώ]νιμόν σ[οι], ἀρχιστρά[τη]γε, σκέποι[ς]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3681
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1606.

Translation

ὁμώνιμόν σοι, ἀρχιστράτηγε, σκέποις.

Leader of the heavenly host, may you protect your namesake.

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