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Michael spatharokandidatos, asekretis and judge of Cappadocia (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a scepter in his right hand and a globus in his left hand. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a decoration (above and?) below. Border of dots.

μιχαη
σπαθαρ,
καν,α
σηκριτ.
κριτ,κα
παδο.

Μιχαὴ(λ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ), ἀσηκρίτ(ῃ) [(καὶ)] κριτ(ῇ) Καπαδο[κ(ίας)]

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a scepter in his right hand and a globus in his left hand. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a decoration (above and?) below. Border of dots.

μιχαη
σπαθαρ,
καν,α
σηκριτ.
κριτ,κα
παδο.

Μιχαὴ(λ) σπαθαρ(ο)κανδ(ι)δ(άτῳ), ἀσηκρίτ(ῃ) [(καὶ)] κριτ(ῇ) Καπαδο[κ(ίας)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2945
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 43.2.

Similar seal, with the same alignment of letters but slightly different orthography, is published in Sig., 278, no. 3.