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Michael Anthemiotes, spatharokandidatos epi tou Chrysotriklinou and episkeptites (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1413
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
μιχηλ
σπ,θρ,κ,
̅⸣ επ,τ
κ,λ,

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ ἐπ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Reverse

Inscription of four lines followed by an ornament. Border of dots.

τ.
θημηο
τ,επισ
πτιτˊ


τῷ Ἀνθημηότ καὶ ἐπισκεπτίτ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τῷ Ἀνθημηότῃ καὶ ἐπισκεπτίτῃ.

Lord, help Michael Anthemiotes spatharokandidatos epi tou Chrysotriklinou and episkeptites.

Commentary

Note the inversion of the usual protocol of inscriptions. Here we have the family name before the office of episkeptites, as though the owner simply tacked it on to the inscription he had used on earlier seals.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1413
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm

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Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1413
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1413
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm

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