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Michael VII Doukas (1071–1078)

 
 

Obverse

Christ seated on a square-backed throne, wearing a tunic and himation and blessing with the right hand and holding a book in the left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm is decorated with one pellet. Sigla at left and right: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

.ΜΙΧΑΗΛΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤ,ΡΩΜ,ΟΔΚΑ,

Μιχαὴ(λ) αὐτοκράτ(ωρ) Ῥωμ(αίων) Δούκα(ς).

Obverse

Christ seated on a square-backed throne, wearing a tunic and himation and blessing with the right hand and holding a book in the left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm is decorated with one pellet. Sigla at left and right: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

.ΜΙΧΑΗΛΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤ,ΡΩΜ,ΟΔΚΑ,

Μιχαὴ(λ) αὐτοκράτ(ωρ) Ῥωμ(αίων) Δούκα(ς).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1678
Diameter 37.0 mm; field: 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 84.12.

Translation

Μιχαὴλ αὐτοκράτωρ Ῥωμαίων Δούκας.

Michael Doukas, autokrator of the Romans.

Commentary

On this seal, BZS.1948.17.3819, BZS.1951.31.5.1673, Michael’s Christian name is abbreviated.