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Michael Simallites, protoproedros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Theodore, nimbate, holding spear in his right hand and setting his left hand on a shield, which rests on the ground. Sigla preserved at right: Δ||Ρ|Ο,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεό]δωρο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΓΡΑΦ,
ΣΦ..ΓΙΖ
ΛΟΓΣΜ
ΧΗ̣Λ̣̣͂ΕΔΡ
ΤΣΙΜΑΛ
Τ

γραφ(ὰς) σφ[ρα]γίζ(ω) (καὶ) λόγους Μ(ι)χ(α)ὴλ (πρωτο)(προ)έδρου τοῦ Σιμαλλίτου

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Theodore, nimbate, holding spear in his right hand and setting his left hand on a shield, which rests on the ground. Sigla preserved at right: Δ||Ρ|Ο,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεό]δωρο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΓΡΑΦ,
ΣΦ..ΓΙΖ
ΛΟΓΣΜ
ΧΗ̣Λ̣̣͂ΕΔΡ
ΤΣΙΜΑΛ
Τ

γραφ(ὰς) σφ[ρα]γίζ(ω) (καὶ) λόγους Μ(ι)χ(α)ὴλ (πρωτο)(προ)έδρου τοῦ Σιμαλλίτου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4152
Diameter 15.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Μιχαὴλ πρωτοπροέδρου τοῦ Σιμαλλίτου.

I seal the words and correspondence of Michael Simallites, protoproedros.

Commentary

On the two related seals cited in this entry, Michael Simallites is clearly identified as a protoproedros, indicated by two separate alphas with curved abbreviation marks above (Α͂). On this seal, the two alphas seem to appear in ligature, although the area is damaged.