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Leo Machetarios, praipositos (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3965
Diameter 34 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Corroded. The inscription has been restored with reference to better preserved parallels.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2046.

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding the sceptre and globus. Details indistinct. No inscription visible.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, bottom line missing. A cross above. Border of dots.

  
σκεποι
μαχηταρι
ονουσραγ,
πελειλεοντ
πρα̣.π̣οσιτ,
αρ.η̣γ̣ε̣τ̣
....

σκέποι(ς) Μαχητάριον, οὗ σφραγ(ὶς) πέλει(ς), Λέοντ(α) πρα[ι]πόσιτ(ον), άρ[χ]ηγέτ(α) [νόων]

Translation

σκέποις Μαχητάριον, οὗ σφραγὶς πέλεις, Λέοντα πραιπόσιτον, άρχηγέτα νόων.

May you, commander of the incorporeal, protect the praipositos Leo Machetarios, as whose seal you serve.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3965
Diameter 34 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Corroded. The inscription has been restored with reference to better preserved parallels.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2046.