Michael VI Bringas (1056-57)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4318 (formerly DO 55.1.4318)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 74.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 84a

Details

Diameter:
33 mm
Weight:
31.03 g
Condition:
Corroded (reverse).

Obverse

Michael VI Bringas (1056-57)

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

Michael VI Bringas (1056-57)

Ἐμμανουήλ.

Reverse

Michael VI Bringas (1056-57)

Half-length representation of the emperor Michael VI, wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a loros and holding a globus cruciger in the right hand. He seems to have curls at the temples that are combed inward. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

Michael VI Bringas (1056-57)

Mιχaηl autocrat[or].

Translation

Mιχaηl autocrator.

Michael, autocrator.

Audio

Commentary

It appears that the cover of the gospel book which Christ holds is decorated with a cross.

 

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