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Michael Saronites, protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou, chartoularios of the genikon logothesion, judge of the Velum, and anagrapheus of Chaldia and Derzene (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2629
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 61.1.

Obverse

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

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..λασπα
..επιτ.
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...ικκρ
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Μιχ[αὴ]λ (πρωτο)σπα[θ(α)ρ(ίῳ)] ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρ(υσο)[(τρι)κ(λίνου), χ(αρ)]τ(ου)λ(αρίῳ) λογ[οθεσίου τοῦ γεν]ικοῦ, κρ(ι)τ(ῇ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, followed by an ornament. No visible border.

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λSανα.
.α,χαλδ.
.ερζη..
.σαρ,

[ἐπὶ] τοῦ [βή]λ(ου) (καὶ) ἀνα[γρ]α(φεῖ) Χαλδ(ίας) [(καὶ) Δ]ερζη[νῆς τῷ] Σαρω(νίτῃ)

Translation

Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου, χαρτουλαρίῳ λογοθεσίου τοῦ γενικοῦ, κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ βήλου καὶ ἀναγραφεῖ Χαλδίας καὶ Δερζηνῆς τῷ Σαρωνίτῃ.

Michael Saronites, protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou, chartoularios of the genikon logothesion, judge of the Velum and anagrapheus of Chaldia and Derzene.

Commentary

Other eleventh-century Saronitai named Michael are noted in DO Seals 1, no. 1.20; cf. SBS 3 (1993) 160.

Modern Tercan, Derzene was on the road from Erzincan to Erzerum. The creation of this theme is attested by 948-952 (De Adm. Imp. ch. 53, l. 507; see also Commentary, 209). Cf. Listes, 241 and n. 12, 358. Our seals show that the civil administration of Derzene was often given to officials who exercised a mandate in nearby Chaldia. See also Lihacev, IZIGI, pl. VI, 14.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2629
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 61.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2629
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 61.1.

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