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Basil bishop of Prousias (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4636
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 9.1.

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left hand. Inscription in two columns: |R|Α-.|.|. : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βα[σίλ(ειος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, preceded by a decoration.


κεR,θ,

τσδ,
.ασιλ.ι
.πισκ.π
πρου.α
- δοσ -

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Β]ασιλ[ε]ί(ῳ) [ἐ]πισκ(ό)π(ῳ) Πρου[σ(ι)]άδος

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Προυσιάδος.

Lord, help your servant Basil, bishop of Prousias.

Commentary

A parallel specimen is published in Konstantopoulos, no. 164 = Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 479.

Prousias (today Konuralp, formerly Üsküb) on the right bank of the Milan Çay, is attested as a suffragan bishopric of Klaudioupolis from the eighth to the thirteenth century (Darrouzès, Notitiae, no. 3, l. 334; no. 13, l. 237). See Paphlagonien, 264-266; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 350. List of bishops in Fedalto, HEO I, 93.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4636
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 9.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4636
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 9.1.

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