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Michael imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2924

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 43.11.

Zacos, Seals II, no. 234, has published another specimen from the same boulloterion.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Condition:
Chipped; cracked along the channel (obverse).

Obverse

Michael imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia (tenth century)

Cross (obliterated) on steps standing on a ball. Circular inscription within a border of dots:

κε..ηθει.σδουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε [βο]ήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Michael imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia (tenth century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+μιχ
ηλ.σπ
θSστρ
τιγ,κ.
πδο,

Μιχαὴλ [β(ασιλικῷ)] (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατιγ(ῷ) Κα[π]παδο(κίας)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατιγῷ Καππαδοκίας.

Lord, help your servant Michael, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia.

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Commentary

The seal of an earlier Michael, protospatharios and strategos of Cappadocia, has been published in Birch, no. 17,521.

 

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