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Basil Xeros, vestarches and judge of the Peloponnesos and Hellas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Mark and St. Theodore (right) standing frontally, dressed in long robes and appearing to offer a blessing. St. Mark holds a book, St. Theodore a cross. Vertical inscriptions: |Μ|ΑΡ|ΚΟ|Σ; and at right: |ΘΕ|Ο|ΔΩ|Ρ,: Ὁ ἅγιος Μᾶρκος, Ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

 
ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΑΣΙΛΕΙ
ΕΣΤΑΡΧ,
ΚΡΙΤ,ΠΕΛΟΠ
ΝΗΣΕΛΑ
Δ,ΤΞΗΡ,
 

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ βεστάρχ καὶ κριτ Πελοποννήσου καὶ Ἑλάδος τῷ Ξερ

Obverse

St. Mark and St. Theodore (right) standing frontally, dressed in long robes and appearing to offer a blessing. St. Mark holds a book, St. Theodore a cross. Vertical inscriptions: |Μ|ΑΡ|ΚΟ|Σ; and at right: |ΘΕ|Ο|ΔΩ|Ρ,: Ὁ ἅγιος Μᾶρκος, Ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

 
ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΑΣΙΛΕΙ
ΕΣΤΑΡΧ,
ΚΡΙΤ,ΠΕΛΟΠ
ΝΗΣΕΛΑ
Δ,ΤΞΗΡ,
 

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ βεστάρχ καὶ κριτ Πελοποννήσου καὶ Ἑλάδος τῷ Ξερ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3407
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.19a.
Cf. a seal likely from the same boulloterion, Mordtmann, RA 1877/2, 50, no. 25 (=Sig., 189, note 4, no. 7).