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Michael magistros and oikonomos of the Nea Ekklesia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4511
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 48.5.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines preceded by decoration. No visible border.


.εο
η.ειτ
σδλ
μιχ.
λ 

[Κ(ύρι)]ε βοή[θ]ει τ σ δούλ Μιχα[ὴ]λ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded by decoration. Border of dots.


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..
στρ
κ..
..κον..
.ησν.
σ

μα[γί]στρῳ κ[αὶ] οἰκονό[μ(ῳ) τ]ῆς Ν[έ]ας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ μαγίστρῳ καὶ οἰκονόμῳ τῆς Νέας.

Lord, help your servant Michael magistros and oikonomos of the Nea.

Commentary

The Nea Ekklesia was a sanctuary built in the Great Palace in 880 by Basil I and consecrated to the Mother of God, St. Elias, St. Michael, and St. Nicholas. The ceremony commemorating its inauguration was marked by a procession departing from the church of the Theotokos of the Pharos and leading to the Nea, where a liturgy was celebrated followed by a banquet in the Chrysotriklinos (Listes, 214; ODB 2:1146). By the twelfth century the church had become a monastery. From the fact that chartoularioi and oikonomoi were attached to the church we may infer that the church enjoyed revenues from extensive estates.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4511
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 48.5.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4511
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 48.5.

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