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Michael Skleros, protoproedros, judge, and exisotes of the West (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Traces of a circular inscription. Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει)

Reverse

Inscription in six lines preceded by a decoration. Border of dots.


μιχαηλ
Απροεδρ
κριτηSεΞι
στητησ
δυσεστ
σκληρ

Μιχαὴλ (πρωτο)προέδρῳ κριτῇ (καὶ) ἐξισωτῇ τῆς Δύσεως τῷ Σκληρῷ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Traces of a circular inscription. Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει)

Reverse

Inscription in six lines preceded by a decoration. Border of dots.


μιχαηλ
Απροεδρ
κριτηSεΞι
στητησ
δυσεστ
σκληρ

Μιχαὴλ (πρωτο)προέδρῳ κριτῇ (καὶ) ἐξισωτῇ τῆς Δύσεως τῷ Σκληρῷ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3314
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1 no. 1.22a. Mentioned by Seibt, Skleroi, 99 (= no. 24).

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοπροέδρῳ κριτῇ καὶ ἐξισωτῇ τῆς Δύσεως τῷ Σκληρῷ

Theotokos help Michael Skleros protoproedros, judge, and exisotes of the West.

Commentary

The reading of this seal has been restored with reference to its better preserved counterpart: BZS 1951.31.5.67. See also the commentary to that entry.