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Michael (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross between dots above, and a decoration below. Border of dots.


σφραγ,
ραχΕ̣Ι̣α
μιχαηλ
τυπου
μενη
  

σφραγ(ὶς) βραχεῖα Μιχαὴλ τυπουμένη

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
γραα,
εαιοι
καιρεου
σα,γησυ
λην
  

γραφὰ(ς) βεβαιοῖ καὶ ῥέουσαν γῆς ὕλην

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross between dots above, and a decoration below. Border of dots.


σφραγ,
ραχΕ̣Ι̣α
μιχαηλ
τυπου
μενη
  

σφραγ(ὶς) βραχεῖα Μιχαὴλ τυπουμένη

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
γραα,
εαιοι
καιρεου
σα,γησυ
λην
  

γραφὰ(ς) βεβαιοῖ καὶ ῥέουσαν γῆς ὕλην

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3737
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 384 (misread); cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2370.

Translation

σφραγὶς βραχεῖα Μιχαὴλ τυπουμένη γραφὰς βεβαιοῖ καὶ ῥέουσαν γῆς ὕλην.

The small seal struck by Michael confirms his correspondence and the transience of the material world.

Commentary

See the commentary to the parallel specimen BZS.1958.106.1473.