You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Michael imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and protostrator (tenth century)

Michael imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and protostrator (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1988
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Fleurons adorn the lower portion. A circular inscription between two borders of dots.

κεοηθειτσουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

μιχ
αηλλˊαˊ
σπαθˊαˊσ
τρατορ,ε
πιτουχρ
υσοτρ,

Μιχαὴλλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτοστράτορι καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτοστράτορι καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου.

Lord, help your servant Michael imperial protospatharios and protostrator and epi tou Chrysotriklinou.

Commentary

The engraver did not have his best day when working on this seal. He included a superfluous lambda in the owner's name and inverted the order of protostrator and epi tou Chrysotriklinou.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1988
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1988
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1988
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 17 mm

Parallels

Related Content