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Michael vestarches and megas oikonomos of the Tropaiophoros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear and a shield set on the ground. Visible at left: Ο|Α|Γ|Ι|Ο|Σ : Ὁ ἅγιος [Γεώργιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗ
Θ,ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΕΣΤΑΡΧ,S
ΟΙΚΟΝΟ
ΜΤΤΡΟ
ΠΑΙΟΦΟ
Ρ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) Μιχαὴλ βεστάρχ(ῃ) (καὶ) [μ(ε)γ(άλῳ)] οἰκονομῷ τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρ(ου)

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear and a shield set on the ground. Visible at left: Ο|Α|Γ|Ι|Ο|Σ : Ὁ ἅγιος [Γεώργιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗ
Θ,ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
ΕΣΤΑΡΧ,S
ΟΙΚΟΝΟ
ΜΤΤΡΟ
ΠΑΙΟΦΟ
Ρ,

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) Μιχαὴλ βεστάρχ(ῃ) (καὶ) [μ(ε)γ(άλῳ)] οἰκονομῷ τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρ(ου)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.22
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 25.15b; Sig., 150. Parallel specimen published in Seyrig, no. 122.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ βεστάρχῃ καὶ μεγάλῳ οἰκονομῷ τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου.

Lord, help Michael vestarches and megas oikonomos of the Tropaiophoros.

Commentary

According to Laurent's unpublished catalogue of the Shaw Collection, this specimen is from the Mordtmann Collection. This seal is edited jointly with its counterpart from the same boulloterion: BZS 1958.106.171.