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Theophanes imperial cleric and priest of the Great Church (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a scepter in his right hand. Visible at right: X: [Μ(ι)]χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

θεο
φαν,̅⸣κλ
ρικS,υ
...τησ
..λ,σια.

Θεοφάν(ης) β(ασιλικὸς) κλ[η]ρικ(ὸς) (καὶ) πρ(εσ)βύ[τερ(ος)] τῆς Μ(ε)γ(άλης) [Ἐκκ]λ(η)σί(α)ς

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a scepter in his right hand. Visible at right: X: [Μ(ι)]χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

θεο
φαν,̅⸣κλ
ρικS,υ
...τησ
..λ,σια.

Θεοφάν(ης) β(ασιλικὸς) κλ[η]ρικ(ὸς) (καὶ) πρ(εσ)βύ[τερ(ος)] τῆς Μ(ε)γ(άλης) [Ἐκκ]λ(η)σί(α)ς

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3675
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5, no. 42.40.
Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1121.

Translation

Θεοφάνης βασιλικὸς κληρικὸς καὶ πρεσβύτερος τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκκλησίας.

Theophanes, imperial cleric and priest of the Great Church.

Commentary

The present entry differs from DO Seals 5 in the reading of the final letter on the reverse. It appears to be rounded or lunate, and the suggestion here is that the final line should be read Λ,CIC: [Ἐκκ]λ(η)σί(α)ς.