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

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3407
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Break on channel.
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).

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ βεστάρχῃ καὶ κριτῇ Πελοποννήσου καὶ Ἑλάδος τῷ Ξερῷ.

Mother of God, help Basil Xeros, vestarches and judge of the Peloponnesos and Hellas.

Commentary

On Basil's cursus honorum, see DO Seals 2, no. 8.16 (BZS.1947.2.135).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3407
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Break on channel.
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).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3407
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Break on channel.
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).