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Michael Diogenes, hypatos (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3838
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 460.

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael, wings outspread, with a sceptre over his right shoulder and the globus in his left hand. Inscription on either side: μχ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

γρ,
σργιΖ,
μιχηλυ
πτι
ογεν,

γραφ(ὰς) σφραγίζ(ω) Μιχαὴλ ὑπάτου Διογέν(ους)

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω Μιχαὴλ ὑπάτου Διογένους.

I seal the letters of the hypatos Michael Diogenes.

Commentary

The inscription would be a correct twelve-syllable verse without the insertion of hypatos.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3838
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 460.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3838
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 460.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3838
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 460.

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