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Michael Stryphnos, megas doux (1195-1203)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4482
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Only a third preserved. The reading has been restored on the basis of the better preserved specimens 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; only the first few letters of each line preserved. Border of dots.

κ
γλ
γρω
υγου
ησσ
θ

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 remarks on the parallel: BZS 1947.2.1092.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4482
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Only a third preserved. The reading has been restored on the basis of the better preserved specimens noted below.
Previous Editions

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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4482
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Only a third preserved. The reading has been restored on the basis of the better preserved specimens noted below.
Previous Editions

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

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4482
Diameter 45 mm
Condition Only a third preserved. The reading has been restored on the basis of the better preserved specimens noted below.
Previous Editions

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