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Michael IV the Paphlagonian (1034-41)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.525 (formerly DO 58.106.525)
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 72.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 78.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ wearing a tunic and himation and holding a book. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla visible at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

Ἐμμανουήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Michael IV wearing a crown with a cross and pendilia and a loros. He is shown holding a globus cruciger in the right hand and an akakia in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

.ΙΧΑΗΛΑSIL.SR

[Μ]iχαηl basil[e]us R(o)m(aion).

Translation

Μiχαηl basileus Romaion.

Michael, basileus of the Romans.

Commentary

Michael’s visage is very similar to its depiction on coins.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.525 (formerly DO 58.106.525)
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 72.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 78.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.525 (formerly DO 58.106.525)
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 72.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 78.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.525 (formerly DO 58.106.525)
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 72.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 78.

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