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Michael dioiketes of Lydia (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.842
Diameter 29 mm
Condition A large hole in the center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 24.2.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2183.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τω-.ω|δ-λω. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ [σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

.ιχ
.....ικι
λυισ

[Μ]ιχα[ὴλ διο]ικι(τῇ) Λυδίας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ διοικιτῇ Λυδίας.

Mother of God, help your servant Michael, dioiketes of Lydia.

Commentary

The Roman province of Lydia kept its name and its administrative prerogative until the ninth century even though the theme of the Thrakesion was by then long in existence.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.842
Diameter 29 mm
Condition A large hole in the center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 24.2.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2183.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.842
Diameter 29 mm
Condition A large hole in the center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 24.2.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2183.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.842
Diameter 29 mm
Condition A large hole in the center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 24.2.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2183.

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