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Michael Kerameus (thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4185
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on both sides.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla: ΚΟ|Λ|Α|ΟΣὉ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross above. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙ
ΑΦΑΛΗΣΜ.
..ΗΛΚΕΡΑ
ΜΕΣ

Σφραγὶς ἀσφαλὴς Μιχαὴλ Κεραμέως

Translation

Σφραγὶς ἀσφαλὴς Μιχαὴλ Κεραμέως.

This is the secure seal of Michael Kerameus.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. The reading of the name is provisional and cannot be established with certainty until a better preserved parallel becomes known. An alternative reading of the name could be Manuel Kerameus. 

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4185
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on both sides.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4185
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on both sides.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4185
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on both sides.

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