|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 1158. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
, circa 10-12th centuries. PB Seal (22mm, 8.47 g, 12h). [M]I X/A[HL
] across field; facing bust of St. Michael, holding scepter / [M]IXAH[L
]/ PIS APXE/[G
[...] in four lines. BLS I -; cf. DOCBS I, 1.3 (for type); Seyrig -; Vatican -; Orghidan -; Jordanov -. Good VF, orange-gray surfaces, layer of earthen deposit.
From the Robert E. Hecht Collection.
An archegetes was the supreme commander of infantry, either for a standing army or for a vast region of the empire. The area Michael served in is unclear.