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Michael VII Doukas (1071–1078)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.596
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.9.

Obverse

Christ seated on a square-backed throne. The upper part of the throne is decorated at left and right with six pellets. He is shown wearing a tunic and himation, raising his right hand in blessing and holding a book with his left. He has a nimbus cruciger, each arm of which is decorated with one pellet. Sigla visible at right: ΧΣ̅ : [Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Michael VII standing on a round dais and wearing a crown and loros, an end of which is draped over his left wrist and ornamented with six dots. He holds in his right hand a labarum and in his left a globus cruciger. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΜΙΧΑΗΛΑΥ........ΔΚ,

Μιχαὴλ αὐ[τ(ο)κρ(ά)τ(ωρ) Ῥωμ(αίων) ὁ] Δούκ(ας).

Translation

Μιχαὴλ αὐτοκράτωρ Ῥωμαίων ὁ Δούκας.

Michael Doukas, autokrator of the Romans.

Commentary

The emperor's labarum is decorated in the middle with a device consisting of five pellets (see also BZS.1951.31.5.1676).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.596
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.9.