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Michael imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and protostrator (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1988

Details

Diameter:
23 mm
Field:
17 mm

Obverse

Michael imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and protostrator (tenth century)

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Fleurons adorn the lower portion. A circular inscription between two borders of dots.

κεοηθειτσουλ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Michael imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and protostrator (tenth century)

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

μιχ
αηλλˊαˊ
σπαθˊαˊσ
τρατορ,ε
πιτουχρ
υσοτρ,

Μιχαὴλλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτοστράτορι καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτοστράτορι καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου.

Lord, help your servant Michael imperial protospatharios and protostrator and epi tou Chrysotriklinou.

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Commentary

The engraver did not have his best day when working on this seal. He included a superfluous lambda in the owner's name and inverted the order of protostrator and epi tou Chrysotriklinou.

 

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