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Basil Xeros, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Anatolikoi (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3412
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; flat on one side. Thick break along channel (obv.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.23.
Cf. Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VII, no. 23.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with hands held before her. Traces of sigla visible on the two sides. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ΠΑΘΑΡ,
ΠΙΤΓ..
ΡΙΤΕΠΙ.
ΔΡΟΜ
ΝΑΝΑΤ.
ΚΟΞΗΡ


Βασίλειος πρωτοσπαθάριος πὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου, κριτὴς ἐπ τοῦπποδρόμου καὶ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν ὁ Ξερός

Translation

Βασίλειος πρωτοσπαθάριος ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου, κριτὴς ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου καὶ τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν ὁ Ξερός.

Basil Xeros protospatharios, epi tou Chrysotriklinou, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Anatolikoi.

Commentary

The present seal has been restored according to the parallel specimen (from the same boulloterion) published by Lihačev.

The prosopographical problems arising from this and other seals presenting the same or similar names and titles are discussed at length in the commentary to BZS 1947.2.135 and 1955.1.2243, in DOSeals 2.8.16.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3412
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; flat on one side. Thick break along channel (obv.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.23.
Cf. Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VII, no. 23.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3412
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; flat on one side. Thick break along channel (obv.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.23.
Cf. Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VII, no. 23.

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