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Basil monk (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion of Christ on her breast. Sigla: μ̅θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Linear border.


ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΤΣΔ,
ΑΣΙΛ,Α
ΜΑΡΤ
Λ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ ἁμαρτωλ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion of Christ on her breast. Sigla: μ̅θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Linear border.


ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΤΣΔ,
ΑΣΙΛ,Α
ΜΑΡΤ
Λ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ ἁμαρτωλ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5098
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 10.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ ἁμαρτωλῷ.

Theotokos, help your servant, the sinner Basil.