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Michael Chalouphes, sebastos and doux (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.775

Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 659.

Details

Diameter:
35 mm
Field:
30 mm

Obverse

Michael Chalouphes, sebastos and doux (twelfth/thirteenth century)

St. Michael standing, with open wings, holding a trident scepter in his right hand and the globus cruciger in his left. InscriptionΟ|Χ|ΜΧ|Μ : Ὁ Μιχαὴλ : Border of dots.

Reverse

Michael Chalouphes, sebastos and doux (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Inscription of five lines, preceded by a cross. Border of dots.


ΟΟΣ
ΜΙΧΑΗ
ΣΕΑΟΥ
ΤΧΑΛ

Δουκὸς Μιχαὴλ σεβαστοῦ τοῦ Χαλούφη

Translation

Δουκὸς Μιχαὴλ σεβαστοῦ τοῦ Χαλούφη.

(The seal) of Michael Chalouphes, doux and sebastos.

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Commentary

The sigla are unusual in that the X precedes M, as though the engraver inverted the usual pattern and put it on both sides.

 

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