Michael II (820–21)
DO Seals 6 no. 43.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 50a.
Bust of Michael II, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a chlamys, and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand. Details of his left hand unclear. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Michael II, who ruled from 25 December 820 until 2 October 829, took his son Theophilos as a colleague in May of 821. This seal therefore dates to the opening months of his reign.