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Michael imperial spatharios and dioketes of Stratonikeia (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5196
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 108.1.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at both crossings) on four steps with fleurons extending laterally into the field from the base. In the quarters: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅|ΚΑ: Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς νηκᾷ. Circular inscription along a border of dots. Border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΩΣΩΔΟΥΛΩ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΜΙΧ
ΗΛˊΣΠΘ,
ΚΕΔΗΟΙΚΗ
ΤΗΣΤΡΤΟ
ΝΙΚΗ..

Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ κὲ δηοικητῇ Στρατονικήας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ κὲ δηοικητῇ Στρατονικήας.

Lord, help your servant Michael, imperial spatharios and dioiketes of Stratonikeia.

Commentary

There are two bishoprics named Stratonikeia, one suffragan of Sardeis of Lydia and one suffragan of Stauropolis of Karia (cf. Darrouzès, Notitiae, no. 1, lines 167, 298; no. 13, lines 119, 313). The first, also called Κάλαμος, is identified with the ruins of Sidelik, northeast of Kirkağac, in the upper Kaïkos valley (Laurent, Corpus V/1, 267). The second is identified with Eskihisar, to the west of the Marsyas river (RE, 2. Reihe, IV A [1932] 322-25).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5196
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 108.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5196
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 108.1.

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