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Basil (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: |Β||σι|λ|η|ο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βασίληος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ομνυ
ντισ
ν̣εμοι,πε̅ρ
χριν
  

ὁμωνυμοῦντι σὴν νέμοι(ς), π(άτ)ερ, χάριν

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: |Β||σι|λ|η|ο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βασίληος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ομνυ
ντισ
ν̣εμοι,πε̅ρ
χριν
  

ὁμωνυμοῦντι σὴν νέμοι(ς), π(άτ)ερ, χάριν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1416
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1668.

Translation

ὁμωνυμοῦντι σὴν νέμοις, πάτερ, χάριν.

Father, may you dispense your grace upon your servant of the same name.

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