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Michael deacon of the Great Church, kouboukleisios, and imperial cleric (eleventh century, second quarter)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines followed by decoration. Linear border.

ΣΦΡΓ,
ΜΙΧΗΛ.
ΜΕΓΛΗ
ΕΚΛΙΣ

Σφρ(α)γ(ὶς) Μιχαὴλ [δι]ακόν(ου) τῆ[ς] Μεγάλη(ς) Ἐκλισ[(ί)α(ς)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded by a cross decoration and followed by a row of small crosses composed of dots. Linear border.

·  ·
κ
ΚΛΙΣΙ
ασιλικο
κλιρ,κο
  

κουβουκλισίῳ, (καὶ) βασιλ(ι)κο κλιρ(ι)κο

Obverse

Inscription of five lines followed by decoration. Linear border.

ΣΦΡΓ,
ΜΙΧΗΛ.
ΜΕΓΛΗ
ΕΚΛΙΣ

Σφρ(α)γ(ὶς) Μιχαὴλ [δι]ακόν(ου) τῆ[ς] Μεγάλη(ς) Ἐκλισ[(ί)α(ς)]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded by a cross decoration and followed by a row of small crosses composed of dots. Linear border.

·  ·
κ
ΚΛΙΣΙ
ασιλικο
κλιρ,κο
  

κουβουκλισίῳ, (καὶ) βασιλ(ι)κο κλιρ(ι)κο

Accession number BZS.1947.2.10
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.29a;
Laurent, Corpus V/2: no. 1125.

Translation

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ διακόνου τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκλισίας, κουβουκλισίῳ, καὶ βασιλικο κλιρικο.

The seal of Michael deacon of the Great Church, kouboukleisios and imperial cleric.

Commentary

Two fifteen-syllable verses.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 5: The East (continued), Constantinople and Environs, Unknown Locations, Addenda, Uncertain Readings (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)