You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Michael imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Paphlagonians (tenth century)

Michael imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Paphlagonians (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4326
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.37b.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps; pellets surround the lower crossing. Circular inscription between concentric circles of dots.

κεRοηθντσδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθν [sic] τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; traces of decoration above and below.


μιχη
λRσπθ
ΡSστρτι
γτπΦΛ
γον


Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) στρατιγ(ῷ) τῶ(ν) Παφλαγόνω(ν)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ τῶν Παφλαγόνων.

Lord, help your servant Michael, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Paphlagonians.

Commentary

This seal comes from the same boulloterion as BZS.1955.1.1559; see the commentary to that entry.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4326
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.37b.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4326
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.37b.