Inscription on a wall

Name of text: Inscription on a wall
Author of text:
Date of text: 9th century
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text:
Type of structure in text: Public building?
Date of structure in text 9th century
Century of structure 1: 9 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Turkey
Region in text:
City in text: Ankara
Specific place of mosaic in text: ? mosaic ?
Description of mosaic in text: Emperor Michael raising the personification of Ankara who is kneeling at his feet
Mosaic date in text: 9 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text?
Tesserae gold mentioned in text?
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Foss, Clive, ‘Late Antique and Byzantine Ankara, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 31 (1977), 27-87, see p. 79 

Poem in Greek and French in: 

Grégoire, H., ‘Inscriptions historiques byzantines: Ancyre et les Arabes sous Michel l’Ivrogne’, Byzantion 4 (1928-29), 437-68, see pp. 438-9

Comments: Verses associated with a picture, possibly a mosaic.  This entry is very speculative.

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