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Michael imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2924
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped; cracked along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 43.11.

Zacos, Seals II, no. 234, has published another specimen from the same boulloterion.

Obverse

Cross (obliterated) on steps standing on a ball. Circular inscription within a border of dots:

κε..ηθει.σδουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε [βο]ήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+μιχ
ηλ.σπ
θSστρ
τιγ,κ.
πδο,

Μιχαὴλ [β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατιγ(ῷ) Κα[π]παδο(κίας)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ Καππαδοκίας.

Lord, help your servant Michael, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia.

Commentary

The seal of an earlier Michael, protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia, has been published in Birch, no. 17,521.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2924
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped; cracked along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 43.11.

Zacos, Seals II, no. 234, has published another specimen from the same boulloterion.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2924
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped; cracked along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 43.11.

Zacos, Seals II, no. 234, has published another specimen from the same boulloterion.

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