You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Michael Taronites (eleventh century)

Michael Taronites (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΣΡ
ΓΙΣΕΙ
ΜΙ

σφραγὶς εἰμὶ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΜΙΤ
ΡΝΙ
Τ

Μιχ(αὴλ) Ταρωνίτου

Obverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΣΡ
ΓΙΣΕΙ
ΜΙ

σφραγὶς εἰμὶ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΜΙΤ
ΡΝΙ
Τ

Μιχ(αὴλ) Ταρωνίτου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4344
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 10.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Stratos Nikolaros, “Die Taronitai. Eine prosopographisch-sigillographische Studie,” Millennium 14 (2017), 227-291, Annex I.

Translation

σφραγὶς εἰμὶ Μιχαὴλ Ταρωνίτου.

I am the seal of Michael Taronites.

Commentary

If we expand the reading of σφραγὶς to σφράγισ(μα), the inscription would then be a twelve-syllable verse.