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Basil Xeros, vestarches (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2872
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped at the top and cracked along the channel, with the loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 125.

Obverse

Two standing saints. On the left, St. Mark holding the Gospel. On the right, St. Demetrios holding the martyr's cross. On both sides, vertical inscriptions: μ|αρ|κ|ο|σ||Η||τρ|ι| / : ὁ ἅγιος Μάρκος | ὁ ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Border of thick dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, a cross above. Border of thick dots.

απο
λνπρ...
τεμαρ.υρν
κλεοσηρον
σκεποιτεα
σιλειονε
σταρχ

ἀποστόλων πρώτιστε, μαρτύρων κλέος, Ξηρὸν σκέποιτε Βασίλειον βεστάρχην

Translation

ἀποστόλων πρώτιστε, μαρτύρων κλέος, Ξηρὸν σκέποιτε Βασίλειον βεστάρχην.

First of the apostles, glory of the martyrs, may you protect the vestarches Basil Xeros.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt identified the saint on the right as Theodore, but it is clear from the sigla that it is in fact St. Demetrios.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2872
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped at the top and cracked along the channel, with the loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 125.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2872
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped at the top and cracked along the channel, with the loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 125.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2872
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped at the top and cracked along the channel, with the loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 125.

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