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Michael imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Paphlagonians (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps; pellets surround the lower crossing. Circular inscription between concentric circles of dots.

κεRοηθντσδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθν [sic] τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; traces of decoration above and below.


μιχη
λRσπθ
ΡSστρτι
γτπΦΛ
γον


Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) στρατιγ(ῷ) τῶ(ν) Παφλαγόνω(ν)

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps; pellets surround the lower crossing. Circular inscription between concentric circles of dots.

κεRοηθντσδλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθν [sic] τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; traces of decoration above and below.


μιχη
λRσπθ
ΡSστρτι
γτπΦΛ
γον


Μιχαὴλ β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) στρατιγ(ῷ) τῶ(ν) Παφλαγόνω(ν)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4326
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.37b.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ τῶν Παφλαγόνων.

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

Commentary

This seal comes from the same boulloterion as BZS.1955.1.1559; see the commentary to that entry.