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Basil, monk (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2056
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 197 (proposing a slightly different reading).

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, epigraphy: Μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


̣α̣σιλει,
αχεσπι
ν̣α̣σκεπ
οισ

Βασίλει(ον) (μον)αχ(όν), δέσπινα, σκέποις

Translation

Βασίλειον μοναχόν, δέσπινα, σκέποις.

Lady, may you watch over the monk Basil.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2056
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 197 (proposing a slightly different reading).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2056
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 197 (proposing a slightly different reading).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2056
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 197 (proposing a slightly different reading).

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