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Μichael Stryphnos, megas doux (1195-1203)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.538
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Less than half preserved. The reading has been restored by comparison with the better preserved parallels noted below.
Previous Editions

Cf. Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.

Obverse

Partially preserved image of St. Hyakinthos about to swing an axe. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Only the initial letters of each line are preserved.


κο
γλμ
γρω
υγου
ησ
θεο

Δουκὸς μεγάλου Μιχαὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεοδώρας

Translation

Δουκὸς μεγάλου Μιχαὴλ γραφῶν κῦρος αὐγουσταδέλφης συζύγου Θεοδώρας.

The authorisation of the letters of the grand doux Michael, husband of Theodora, sister of the empress.

Commentary

See the comments on the parallel BZS 1947.2.1092.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.538
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Less than half preserved. The reading has been restored by comparison with the better preserved parallels noted below.
Previous Editions

Cf. Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.538
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Less than half preserved. The reading has been restored by comparison with the better preserved parallels noted below.
Previous Editions

Cf. Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.538
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Less than half preserved. The reading has been restored by comparison with the better preserved parallels noted below.
Previous Editions

Cf. Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 126; Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 658.