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Michael imperial cleric, chartoularios of the oikonomos of the Great Church, and kourator . . . ? (ninth/tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4919

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.33b; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1643. The reading of the present specimen has been restored by comparison with its counterpart noted below.

Details

Diameter:
24 mm
Condition:
Two halves rejoined in modern times.

Obverse

Michael imperial cleric, chartoularios of the oikonomos of the Great Church, and kourator . . . ? (ninth/tenth century)

Cross mounted on ball above three steps. Circular inscription beginning at 7 o'clock.

...ιεοηθ.ιτσδουλ

[Κύρι]ε βοήθ[ε]ι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Michael imperial cleric, chartoularios of the oikonomos of the Great Church, and kourator . . . ? (ninth/tenth century)

Inscription of six (?) lines. Border of dots.

μι.α
κλιρικχαρ
τ,τ,οικ,τ,μεγ.
κκλισ,S..
τ,παρ..
...

Μι[χ]α(ὴλ) β(ασιλικῷ) κλιρικ(ῷ), χα[ρ]τ(ουλαρίῳ) τ(οῦ) οἰκ(ονόμου) τ(ῆς) Μεγ(άλης) [Ἐ]κκλισ(ίας), (καὶ) [κουρ(άτορι)] τ(οῦ) or τ(ῷ) . . .

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ κλιρικῷ, χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ οἰκονόμου τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκκλισίας, καὶ κουράτορι τοῦ (or τῷ) . . .

Lord, help your servant Michael imperial cleric, chartoularios of the oikonomos of the Great Church, and kourator . . .

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Commentary

Laurent has suggested that the final two lines of the reverse are to be read: κουράτορι τοῦ παρακοιμωμένου. It is more likely that Michael was the kourator of a domain.

 

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