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Michael Tzetas (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Inscription: Μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε,θ,
μιχαηλ
τ̣τΖη
τα̣

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Μιχαὴλ τῷ Τζήτᾳ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Details indistinct. Inscription: Μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε,θ,
μιχαηλ
τ̣τΖη
τα̣

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Μιχαὴλ τῷ Τζήτᾳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1829
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cited in Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2614.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ τῷ Τζήτᾳ.

Mother of God, help Michael Tzitas.

Commentary

The spelling of the name Tzetas on this seal (and its parallel cited in this entry) is likely a homophonic variant of Tzitas found on other seals (cf. BZS.1955.1.4213).