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Michael dioiketes of Lydia (ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.842

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 24.2.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2183.

Details

Diameter:
29 mm
Condition:
A large hole in the center.

Obverse

Michael dioiketes of Lydia (ninth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: τω-.ω|δ-λω. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ [σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Michael dioiketes of Lydia (ninth century)

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

.ιχ
.....ικι
λυισ

[Μ]ιχα[ὴλ διο]ικι(τῇ) Λυδίας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ διοικιτῇ Λυδίας.

Mother of God, help your servant Michael, dioiketes of Lydia.

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Commentary

The Roman province of Lydia kept its name and its administrative prerogative until the ninth century even though the theme of the Thrakesion was by then long in existence.

 

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