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Basil monk and oikonomos of the Imperial Monastery (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.331
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded. Deep crease across the obverse face.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 78.5.

Obverse

Details are largely obscured, but they seem to show a bust of a figure holding a spear diagonally across his chest. No trace of epigraphy or border.

Reverse

Inscription of five (?) lines. Border of dots.

κεθ,
ασηλ,
α̅χ̅οικ,
.̅⸣μον
..

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Βασηλ(είῳ) (μον)αχ(ῷ) (καὶ) οἰκ(ονόμῳ) [τ(ῆς)] Β(ασιλικῆς) Μον[ῆς]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βασηλείῳ μοναχῷ καὶ οἰκονόμῳ τῆς Βασιλικῆς Μονῆς.

Lord, help Basil monk and oikonomos of the Imperial Monastery.

Commentary

Laurent (Corpus 5.3: nos. 1904–5) published only two of several specimens from the Dumbarton Oaks collections attesting the existence of a monastery known as the "Imperial," an establishment that, under this name at least, is not otherwise known.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.331
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded. Deep crease across the obverse face.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 78.5.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.331
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded. Deep crease across the obverse face.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 78.5.

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