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Michael imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cherson (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Michael standing, holding labarum and globus. Circular inscription along border of dots.

ΑΡΧΗΣΤ.ΑΤΙΓ,ΟΗΘΕΙ

Ἀρχηστράτιγε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Circle of pellets within two borders of dots.

ΜΙΧΑ
ΗΛ,Α,ΣΠ
ΑΘ,Κ,ΣΤΡΑ
ΤΙΓΟΧΕΡ
ΣΟΝΟΣ

Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγο Χερσόνος

Obverse

St. Michael standing, holding labarum and globus. Circular inscription along border of dots.

ΑΡΧΗΣΤ.ΑΤΙΓ,ΟΗΘΕΙ

Ἀρχηστράτιγε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Circle of pellets within two borders of dots.

ΜΙΧΑ
ΗΛ,Α,ΣΠ
ΑΘ,Κ,ΣΤΡΑ
ΤΙΓΟΧΕΡ
ΣΟΝΟΣ

Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγο Χερσόνος

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.746
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.17.
Alekseyenko, L'administration byzantine de Cherson, no. 83.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.