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John Tourkopoulos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding a sceptre in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. Epigraphy on either side (poorly preserved on the right): Ο|Χ|ΑΡ-Χ̅|Μ : Ὁ ἀρχ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


πτερυι
τισσισμι̅ηλ̅
τοτ
.̅νμετ̅
τ̣ρκοπλο
.κε̣ποισ

πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς, Μιχ(α)ὴλ πρωτοστάτα, [Ἰ]ωάννην με τ(ὸν) Τουρκόπουλο(ν) [σ]κέποις

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing, wings outspread, holding a sceptre in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. Epigraphy on either side (poorly preserved on the right): Ο|Χ|ΑΡ-Χ̅|Μ : Ὁ ἀρχ(άγγελος) Μιχ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


πτερυι
τισσισμι̅ηλ̅
τοτ
.̅νμετ̅
τ̣ρκοπλο
.κε̣ποισ

πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς, Μιχ(α)ὴλ πρωτοστάτα, [Ἰ]ωάννην με τ(ὸν) Τουρκόπουλο(ν) [σ]κέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5673
Diameter 34.0 mm; field: 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1881.

Translation

πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς, Μιχαὴλ πρωτοστάτα, Ἰωάννην με τὸν Τουρκόπουλον σκέποις.

Michael, foremost in battle, shelter me, John Tourkopoulos, beneath your wings.

Commentary

Note the superfluous abbreviation mark at the beginning of the fourth line of the reverse.

Wassiliou-Seibt dates this seal to the years between 1150 and 1163.