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Basil Xiphias (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear and shield. Faint traces of lettering at right: γ|ι|ο|σ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώρ]γιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


μαρτυ.
σκεποισμε̣
ασιλειον̣
Ξ̣ι̣ιαν̣

μάρτυ[ς], σκέποις με Βασίλειον Ξιφίαν

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear and shield. Faint traces of lettering at right: γ|ι|ο|σ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώρ]γιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


μαρτυ.
σκεποισμε̣
ασιλειον̣
Ξ̣ι̣ιαν̣

μάρτυ[ς], σκέποις με Βασίλειον Ξιφίαν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2260
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1389 (reading the family name tentatively as Ψιχίας/Psichias).

Translation

μάρτυς, σκέποις με Βασίλειον Ξιφίαν.

Martyr, may you protect me, Basil Xiphias.

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