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Michael protospatharios, mystographos, and judge of the Hippodrome of Boleron, Strymon, and Thessalonica (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding scepter surmounted by trefoil ornament, and globus surmounted by a long cross. Visible at right: Χ: Μιχαήλ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, the final two letters between horizontal bars. Border of dots.

.ΙΧΑΗΛΑ
ΣΠΑΘ,ΜΥΣΤΟ
ΓΡΑΦΚΡΙΤΗ
.Π,ΤΙΟΔΡ,
.ΟΛΕΡ,ΣΤΡ,ΜΟ
ΘΕΣΑΛΟ
Ν,Κ,

Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, μυστογράφῳ, κριτῇ π τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου Βολεροῦ, Στρυμόνος καὶ Θεσαλονίκης

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding scepter surmounted by trefoil ornament, and globus surmounted by a long cross. Visible at right: Χ: Μιχαήλ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, the final two letters between horizontal bars. Border of dots.

.ΙΧΑΗΛΑ
ΣΠΑΘ,ΜΥΣΤΟ
ΓΡΑΦΚΡΙΤΗ
.Π,ΤΙΟΔΡ,
.ΟΛΕΡ,ΣΤΡ,ΜΟ
ΘΕΣΑΛΟ
Ν,Κ,

Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, μυστογράφῳ, κριτῇ π τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου Βολεροῦ, Στρυμόνος καὶ Θεσαλονίκης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3449
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.25b.
Cf. another specimen from the same boulloterion, published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 594.

Translation

Μιχαὴλ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, μυστογράφῳ, κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου Βολεροῦ, Στρυμόνος καὶ Θεσαλονίκης.

Michael protospatharios, mystographos, judge of the Hippodrome of Boleron, Strymon, and Thessalonica.

Commentary

The reading of this seal is combined with that of its parallel, BZS 1958.106.2529. See the commentary to that entry.