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Michael (or Daniel) metropolitan of Chalcedon (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.370

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.6.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1717.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Field:
18 mm
Condition:
Broken along channel; nearly half missing.

Obverse

Michael (or Daniel) metropolitan of Chalcedon (tenth century)

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Within a border of dots, part of a circular inscription visible.

+[.....]σδλ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Michael (or Daniel) metropolitan of Chalcedon (tenth century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+....
ηλμ...
οπολ..
ηκαλ..
δον..

Μιχαὴλ (or Δανιὴλ) μητροπολίτῃ Καλχηδόνος

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ (or Δανιὴλ) μητροπολίτῃ Καλχηδόνος.

Lord, help your servant Michael (or Daniel), metropolitan of Chalcedon.

Audio

Commentary

In lines 1 and 2 (rev.), the name obviously could be read several ways: Michael, Daniel, or Manuel. As Laurent pointed out, a Michael is known to have governed the church from at least as early as 935 and 963/969, and a Daniel is attested in 997.

 

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