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Michael VII Doukas (1071–1078)

Accession Number:
BZS.1951.31.5.1674 (formerly Fogg 1674)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 84.4.

Details

Diameter:
31 mm
Field:
27 mm
Weight:
23.74 g

Obverse

Michael VII Doukas (1071–1078)

Christ seated on a square-backed throne. The upper part of the throne is decorated at left and right with seven pellets. He is shown wearing a tunic and himation and blessing with the right hand and holding a book in the left. The cover of the book is decorated in the center with a large pellet. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm is decorated with one pellet. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Michael VII Doukas (1071–1078)

Michael VII standing on a dais and wearing a crown with a cross and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and ornamented with four dots. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

Michael VII Doukas (1071–1078)

Μιχαὴλ αὐτ(ο)κρ(ά)τ(ωρ) Ῥωμ(αίων) Δούκ(ας).

Translation

Μιχαὴλ αὐτοκράτωρ Ῥωμαίων Δούκας.

Michael Doukas, autokrator of the Romans.

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Commentary

On this seal as well as on BZS.1951.31.5.1672 and BZS.1951.31.5.1675, the book that Christ holds is decorated in the center with a single pellet.

 

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