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Basil Opos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Hodegetria) holding the Child in her left arm. On either side, the sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Above, a semi-circular inscription: οηγιτρι : Ὁδηγητρία. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


γρΦ,
σΦρ,γισμ,
σιλει,
tπ̣̣

γραφῶ(ν) σφρ(ά)γισμ(α) Βασιλεί(ου) τοῦ ῎Ωπου

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Hodegetria) holding the Child in her left arm. On either side, the sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Above, a semi-circular inscription: οηγιτρι : Ὁδηγητρία. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


γρΦ,
σΦρ,γισμ,
σιλει,
tπ̣̣

γραφῶ(ν) σφρ(ά)γισμ(α) Βασιλεί(ου) τοῦ ῎Ωπου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.282
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 564; Stavros G. Georgiou, "The Byzantine family of Opos: Addenda et corrigenda," Byzantion 83 (2013), no. 13.

Translation

γραφῶν σφράγισμα Βασιλείου τοῦ ῎Ωπου.

The seal of the letters of Basil Opos.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt read the name in the dative case but we believe that the lettering warrants reading the expected genitive case.