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Basil (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, her arms raised and turned slightly toward the Manus Dei at right. Sigla at left and right:  ̣̅ — Θ̅Υ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded by cross decoration. Border of dots.

  
ΓΡΑΦΑΣ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙ
ΚΑΙΛΟΓΣ
ΑΣΙΛΕΙ̣
ΟΥ

γραφὰς σφραγίζ(ω) καὶ λόγους Βασιλείου

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, her arms raised and turned slightly toward the Manus Dei at right. Sigla at left and right:  ̣̅ — Θ̅Υ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded by cross decoration. Border of dots.

  
ΓΡΑΦΑΣ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙ
ΚΑΙΛΟΓΣ
ΑΣΙΛΕΙ̣
ΟΥ

γραφὰς σφραγίζ(ω) καὶ λόγους Βασιλείου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1613
Diameter 15.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Βασιλείου.

I seal the letters and correspondence of Basil.