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Michael Barys (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.3106

Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 455.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Field:
20 mm
Condition:
Badly effaced on the obverse. Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Michael Barys (eleventh century)

Indistinct image of the Mother of God (Hagiosoritissa) standing and turning to the right. No sigla or border visible.

Reverse

Michael Barys (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


γραφα
σφραγι
μιχαη
ταρ
εοσ

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Βαρέος

Translation

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Βαρέος.

I seal the letters of Michael Barys.

Audio

Commentary

In her commentary Wassiliou-Seibt notes two possibilities for the identification of this Michael Barys, the first being a highly placed judicial official, the second a bishop of Helos.

 

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