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Michael protospatharios epi ton oikeiakon and epoptes of the Thrakesioi (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.200
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.9b.

Obverse

An archangel, presumably St. Michael, standing frontally, with open wings. The concluding half of a circular invocation visible at right along a border of dots:

τσδουλ

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει] τῷ σῷ δούλῳ.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

+μιχ
Rˊˊσ
επιτ,οι
Sεποπ
θρ

Μιχ[αὴλ] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σ[παθαρ(ίῳ)] ἐπὶ τ(ῶν) οἰ[κει(ακῶν)] (καὶ) ἐπόπ[τῃ τ(ῶν)] Θρᾳ[κησ(ίων)].

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τῶν οἰκειακῶν καὶ ἐπόπτῃ τῶν Θρᾳκησίων.

Lord, help your servant Michael, imperial protospatharios epi ton oikeiakon and epoptes of the Thrakesioi.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1947.2.179 are very similar and seem to have belonged to the same individual but come from different boulloteria.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.200
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.9b.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.200
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.9b.