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Basil Amnos, anagnostes (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1882
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1068; Nesbitt, "Overstruck seals in the Dumbarton Oaks collection," SBS 2 (1990), 76–77 (no. 8).

Obverse

St. Michael standing full length, holding a scepter topped by a trefoil ornament in his right hand and a globus in his left. Sigla visible in two columns on either side: μ|ιχ|α : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κεΘ̣
ασιλει
̣αναγν̣
στητα
μν

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Βασιλείῳ ἀναγνώστῃ τῷ Ἀμνῷ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ ἀναγνώστῃ τῷ Ἀμνῷ.

Lord, help the anagnostes Basil Amnos.

Commentary

This seal is double-struck. The overstrike is edited in this entry, whereas the original (or understrike) can be restored only in part. The rare epithet by which the Mother of God is addressed (Πανάμωμε) in the original strike indicates that the circular inscription on the reverse ran around her image in the center. The remains of the circular inscription on the obverse read as follows: .πρτουυπαρχο.συν : Πρώτου ὑπάρχο[ν] συν[κέλλων]... . On the reverse: το.......παναμμεσκεπε. : τ[ὸν] ... Πανάμωμε σκέπε. The inscription as a whole will thus have consisted of a metrical invocation to the Immaculate Mother of God to protect a protosynkellos whose name is not preserved.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1882
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1068; Nesbitt, "Overstruck seals in the Dumbarton Oaks collection," SBS 2 (1990), 76–77 (no. 8).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1882
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1068; Nesbitt, "Overstruck seals in the Dumbarton Oaks collection," SBS 2 (1990), 76–77 (no. 8).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1882
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1068; Nesbitt, "Overstruck seals in the Dumbarton Oaks collection," SBS 2 (1990), 76–77 (no. 8).

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