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Basil Xeros, vestarches and judge of the Peloponnesos and Hellas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Faint images of two standing saints, known from parallel specimens to be Saints Mark and Theodore (right), identified by (here illegible) inscriptions on either side.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

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ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΑΣΙΛΕΙ
ΕΣΤΑΡΧ,
ΚΡΙΤ,ΠΕΛΟΠ
ΝΗΣΕΛΑ
Δ,ΤΞΗΡ,
 

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ βεστάρχ καὶ κριτ Πελοποννήσου καὶ Ἑλάδος τῷ Ξερ

Obverse

Faint images of two standing saints, known from parallel specimens to be Saints Mark and Theodore (right), identified by (here illegible) inscriptions on either side.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

 
ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΑΣΙΛΕΙ
ΕΣΤΑΡΧ,
ΚΡΙΤ,ΠΕΛΟΠ
ΝΗΣΕΛΑ
Δ,ΤΞΗΡ,
 

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ βεστάρχ καὶ κριτ Πελοποννήσου καὶ Ἑλάδος τῷ Ξερ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4253
Diameter 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.19c.
Cf. seal from the same (?) boulloterion, Mordtmann, RA 1877/2, 50, no. 25 (=Sig., 189, note 4, no. 7).