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Basil (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V) of Θεοτόκε βοήθει. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. A cross between fleurons above. Wreath border.


ΩΣΩ

ΥΛΩΒ
.ΛΗΩ

[τ]ῷ σῷ [δο]ύλῳ Β[ασι]λήῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V) of Θεοτόκε βοήθει. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. A cross between fleurons above. Wreath border.


ΩΣΩ

ΥΛΩΒ
.ΛΗΩ

[τ]ῷ σῷ [δο]ύλῳ Β[ασι]λήῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1068
Diameter 28.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλήῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Basil.