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Basil kouboukleisios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3400
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 10 mm

Obverse

Bust of a bearded bishop saint, holding r. hand in blessing and holding book in l. hand. Worn inscription to l. and r.: Ο|ΠΟ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above.


ΚΕΘ
ΑΣΙΛΗ
ΩΚ
ΚΛΕΙΣΙ
Ω

Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ κουβουκλεισίῳ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ κουβουκλεισίῳ.

Lord, help Basil kouboukleisios.

Commentary

The saint on the obverse is perhaps St. Peter or St. Paul as the first letter of his name appears to be a Π. However, it is uncertain--especially as although the beard seems pointy (and therefore Pauline), it may actually be shorter and rounded, clouded by the wear of the seal.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3400
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 10 mm

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Accession number BZS.1958.106.3400
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 10 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3400
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 10 mm

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