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Michael VII Doukas (1071–1078)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1676
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.6.

Obverse

Christ seated on a square-backed throne. The upper part of the throne is decorated at left and right with seven pellets. He is shown wearing a tunic and himation and blessing with the right hand and holding a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm is decorated with one pellet. Sigla at left and right: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : [(ησοῦ)]ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Michael VII standing, wearing a crown with a cross and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and ornamented with five dots. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left hand. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

..ΙΧΑΗΛΑΥΤ,Κ. . .

[Μ]ιχαὴλ αὐτ(ο)κ[ρ(ά)τ(ωρ) Ῥωμ(αίων) Δούκ(ας)]?

Translation

Μιχαὴλ αὐτοκράτωρ Ῥωμαίων Δούκας.

Michael Doukas, autokrator of the Romans.

Commentary

On this specimen one can clearly discern that the emperor’s labarum is decorated in the middle with a device consisting of five pellets.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1676
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.6.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1676
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.6.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1676
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.6.

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