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Basil metropolitan of Pompeioupolis (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4804
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped on the side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 20.2.

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)

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.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4804
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped on the side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 20.2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4804
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped on the side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 20.2.