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Michael Saronites, protospatharios and strategos of Macedonia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2536
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Condition Two holes for suspension.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.30.

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding scepter with trefoil and globe. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅Θ,
..Χ,ΑΣΠΑ
ΘΑΡ,Σ...
ΤΙΓ,ΜΑ..
ΣΑΡΟΝ,
Τ,

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγ Μακεδονίας τ Σαρονίτ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ Μακεδονίας τῷ Σαρονίτῃ.

Lord, help Michael Saronites, protospatharios and strategos of Macedonia.

Commentary

From a seal published by Mordtmann (Ἐλλ. Φιλολ. Σύλλ. 17, Suppl. [1886] 144), we know that a Michael Saronites, who held the rank of vestarches, was katepano of Bulgaria (1072: cf. Banescu, Duchés, 147). Like the present specimen, it is decorated with an image of St. Michael.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2536
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Condition Two holes for suspension.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.30.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2536
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Condition Two holes for suspension.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.30.

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