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Basil metropolitan of Neokaisareia (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.149
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 29.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 490. A similar seal is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 794.

Obverse

Faint outline of a bishop saint holding a book in his left hand. No visible epigraphy or border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+Rασι
λειμη
τροπολι
τηνεοκαι
σαρειασ

Βασιλείῳ μητροπολίτῃ Νεοκαισαρείας

Translation

Βασιλείῳ μητροπολίτῃ Νεοκαισαρείας.

Basil, metropolitan of Neokaisareia.

Commentary

Laurent wished to identify the owner as the Basil of Neokaisareia mentioned in an early tenth-century letter. This is possible.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.149
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 29.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 490. A similar seal is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 794.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.149
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 29.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 490. A similar seal is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 794.

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