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Basil protospatharios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding spear. Sigla visible on either side:|ΔΗ|̣Τ̣|Ρ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δη[μ]ή[τ]ρ[ιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΑΣΙλΑ'
ΣΠΑΘΑΡ,
....

σφραγ(ὶς) Βασιλ(είου) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίου) ...

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding spear. Sigla visible on either side:|ΔΗ|̣Τ̣|Ρ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δη[μ]ή[τ]ρ[ιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least three lines. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΑΣΙλΑ'
ΣΠΑΘΑΡ,
....

σφραγ(ὶς) Βασιλ(είου) (πρωτο)σπαθαρ(ίου) ...

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1080
Diameter 20.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

σφραγὶς Βασιλείου πρωτοσπαθαρίου ...

The seal of Basil, protospatharios ...