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Orthodoxcoins:
Please give me any info for this man:
Arch. Michael /

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Lead seal XII- XII cent. ? ! ?

joma-tk:
The inscription can be translated as:
Seal of the noble emperor Michael Ducas.
So obviously this is an imperial seal of Michael VII (1078-1090).
tk

Orthodoxcoins:
Thanks but ..... this is not so obviously.
If we read AVTH, not AVTK, this seal must belong to the uncle of emperor Michael Ducas

http://www.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/pbw/apps/boulloterion.jsp?bKey=1706

Then the Diameter is unusual - not 20 mm. as described but more then 32 mm !!!!! >:(

Gert:
It would help if you had pictures.
Gert

Abu Galyon:

--- Quote from: Orthodoxcoins on January 18, 2010, 08:47:53 am ---If we read AVTH, not AVTK, this seal must belong to the uncle of emperor Michael Ducas

http://www.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/pbw/apps/boulloterion.jsp?bKey=1706


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Um ... uncle of the emperor Michael Ducas?  Isn't this the Michael Ducas who was the brother-in-law of Alexius I, i.e. the brother of the empress Irene? That would make him a cousin of Michael VII. Or am I using PBW incorrectly?

Bill R

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