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Michael Doxapatres (twelfth century)

 
 

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]

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]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4219
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

Translation

σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Δοξαπατρῆ.

Seal of Michael Doxapatres.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two five-syllable hemistichs.