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Michael imperial deacon, kouboukleisios, and skeuophylax of the Great Church (ninth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛτῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Indeterminate border.


Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ΜΙΧΗΛ
ΒΔΙΚΚΒ
ΣΚΕΥΟΦΤ
ΕΚΛΙΣ 

Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) διακ(όνῳ), κουβου(κλεισίῳ), (καὶ) σκευοφ(ύλακι) τ(ῆς) Μ(ε)γ(άλης) Ἐκλισ(ίας)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛτῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Indeterminate border.


Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

ΜΙΧΗΛ
ΒΔΙΚΚΒ
ΣΚΕΥΟΦΤ
ΕΚΛΙΣ 

Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) διακ(όνῳ), κουβου(κλεισίῳ), (καὶ) σκευοφ(ύλακι) τ(ῆς) Μ(ε)γ(άλης) Ἐκλισ(ίας)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.251
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.45;
Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 77.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ διακόνῳ, κουβουκλεισίῳ, καὶ σκευοφύλακι τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκλισίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Michael imperial deacon, kouboukleisios, and skeuophylax of the Great Church.

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)