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Michael Doxapatres (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4219
Diameter 21 mm
Condition The seal rotates horizontally rather than vertically. Chipped with loss of lettering. The reading has been restored with reference to the reading given by Wassiliou-Seibt on the basis of a parallel from the Corinth museum.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2626.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Epigraphy visible at right: ΘΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΣΡΑ̣.
ΜΙΧΑΗΛ̣
ΤΔΟΑ̣
.Α̣ΤΡ

σφρα[γ(ὶς)] Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Δοξα[π]ατρ[ῆ]

Translation

σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Δοξαπατρῆ.

Seal of Michael Doxapatres.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two five-syllable hemistichs.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4219
Diameter 21 mm
Condition The seal rotates horizontally rather than vertically. Chipped with loss of lettering. The reading has been restored with reference to the reading given by Wassiliou-Seibt on the basis of a parallel from the Corinth museum.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2626.