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Basil Machetaris, vestes, judge and katepano of Melitene and of Lykandos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5399
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 53.5b.

G. Sclumberger, in Sig., 282-83, no. 4, published a seal of the British Museum with the same inscription but seemingly from a different boulloterion. Cf. Birch, no. 17,559.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her (type of Episkepsis, according to Seibt, SBS 1, 54). Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. A semicircular inscription above. Border of dots.

+θκεRοηθ,

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθ(ει)

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

Rσιλ,
Rεστ,κρι
τ,Sκτεπ,
μελιτ,Sλι
κνδ,τ
μχητ
-ρι-

βασιλ(είῳ) βέστ(ῃ), κριτ(ῇ) (καὶ) κατεπ(άνω) Μελιτ(ηνῆς) (καὶ) Λικανδ(οῦ) τῷ Μαχητάρι

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει βασιλείῳ βέστῃ, κριτῇ καὶ κατεπάνω Μελιτηνῆς καὶ Λικανδοῦ τῷ Μαχητάρι.

Mother of God, help Basil Machetaris, vestes, judge, and katepano of Melitene and of Lykandos.

Commentary

This seal has been edited jointly with BZS 1958.106.1371; see the commentary to that entry.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5399
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 53.5b.

G. Sclumberger, in Sig., 282-83, no. 4, published a seal of the British Museum with the same inscription but seemingly from a different boulloterion. Cf. Birch, no. 17,559.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5399
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 53.5b.

G. Sclumberger, in Sig., 282-83, no. 4, published a seal of the British Museum with the same inscription but seemingly from a different boulloterion. Cf. Birch, no. 17,559.