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Michael Stryphnos, megas doux (1195-1203)

 
 

Obverse

St. Theodore (left) and St. Hyakinthos standing on either side of a tree. St. Theodore holds a spear and shield, while St. Hyakinthos swings an axe at the tree. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


κο.με
γλμ..ηλ
γρνκυροσ
υγουελ
ησσυζυγ
θεο.ρσ


Δουκὸ[ς] μεγάλου Μ[ιχ]αὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεο[δ]ώρας

Obverse

St. Theodore (left) and St. Hyakinthos standing on either side of a tree. St. Theodore holds a spear and shield, while St. Hyakinthos swings an axe at the tree. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


κο.με
γλμ..ηλ
γρνκυροσ
υγουελ
ησσυζυγ
θεο.ρσ


Δουκὸ[ς] μεγάλου Μ[ιχ]αὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεο[δ]ώρας

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3651
Diameter 45.0 mm; field: 33.0 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.

Translation

Δουκὸς μεγάλου Μιχαὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεοδώρας.

The authorisation of the letters of the grand doux Michael, husband of Theodora, sister of the empress.

Commentary

On this seal and its owner, see the comments on BZS.1947.2.1092 (linked below).

Bibliography

  • A Collection of Dated Byzantine Lead Seals (Open in Zotero)
  • Corpus der byzantinischen Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, Vol. 1, Siegellegenden von Alpha bis inclusive My (Open in Zotero)