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Michael proedros (= metropolitan) of Neokaisareia and synkellos (third quarter of the eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2126

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 29.4.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1732.

Details

Diameter:
16 mm
Field:
13 mm

Obverse

Michael proedros (= metropolitan) of Neokaisareia and synkellos (third quarter of the eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

+σφρ.
γισμι..
ηλπροε
δρου

Σφρ[α]γὶς Μι[χα]ὴλ προέδρου

Reverse

Michael proedros (= metropolitan) of Neokaisareia and synkellos (third quarter of the eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

.εοS
σρεισ
Sσυγκελ
λου

[Ν]εο(και)σαρείας (καὶ) συγκέλλου

Translation

Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ προέδρου Νεοκαισαρείας καὶ συγκέλλου.

Seal of Michael proedros of Neokaisareia and synkellos.

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Commentary

It is almost certain that the present specimen, BZS.1958.106.5519, and BZS.1958.106.70 belonged to the same person, Michael of Neokaisareia, who was proedros of the protosynkelloi in 1072 and became the imperial sakellarios of Michael VII Doukas, taxed the properties of the Church and was deposed by his colleagues for exercising a layman’s function. We assume that on the obliterated side of the next specimen, one would find the other titles of Michael. On the person, see REB 18 (1960) 70-71.

 

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