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Basil metropolitan of Pompeioupolis (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing with his right hand. Inscription in two columns: |ν|ι-.|.|. : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι[κόλ(αος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


Rασι
.ητρο
..λπον
..πο
–Λ,–

βασί(λειος) [μ]ητρο[πο]λ(ίτης) Πον[πϊ]ουπόλ(εως)

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing with his right hand. Inscription in two columns: |ν|ι-.|.|. : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι[κόλ(αος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


Rασι
.ητρο
..λπον
..πο
–Λ,–

βασί(λειος) [μ]ητρο[πο]λ(ίτης) Πον[πϊ]ουπόλ(εως)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4804
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 20.2.

Translation

βασίλειος μητροπολίτης Πονπϊουπόλεως.

Basil, metropolitan of Pompeioupolis.

Commentary

This specimen and BZS.1951.31.5.966, although coming from different boulloteria, have the same decoration and inscriptions. Since they appear to date from the same period, it is likely that they belonged to the same owner. A metropolitan of Pompeioupolis named Basil is attested in February 997 (Grumel, Regestes, no. 804). Another seal of a Basil of Pompeioupolis is published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 958.