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Michael Stryphnos, megas doux (1195-1203)

 
 

Obverse

Partially preserved image of St. Hyakinthos about to swing an axe. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines; only the first few letters of each line preserved. Border of dots.

κ
γλ
γρω
υγου
ησσ
θ

Δουκὸς μεγάλου Μιχαὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεοδώρας

Obverse

Partially preserved image of St. Hyakinthos about to swing an axe. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines; only the first few letters of each line preserved. Border of dots.

κ
γλ
γρω
υγου
ησσ
θ

Δουκὸς μεγάλου Μιχαὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεοδώρας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4482
Diameter 45.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.

Translation

Δουκὸς μεγάλου Μιχαὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεοδώρας.

The authorisation of the letters of the grand doux Michael, husband of Theodora, sister of the empress.

Commentary

See the remarks on the parallel: BZS 1947.2.1092.

Bibliography

  • A Collection of Dated Byzantine Lead Seals (Open in Zotero)
  • Corpus der byzantinischen Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, Vol. 1, Siegellegenden von Alpha bis inclusive My (Open in Zotero)