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Basil, monk (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, epigraphy: Μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


̣α̣σιλει,
αχεσπι
ν̣α̣σκεπ
οισ

Βασίλει(ον) (μον)αχ(όν), δέσπινα, σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, epigraphy: Μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


̣α̣σιλει,
αχεσπι
ν̣α̣σκεπ
οισ

Βασίλει(ον) (μον)αχ(όν), δέσπινα, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2056
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 197 (proposing a slightly different reading).

Translation

Βασίλειον μοναχόν, δέσπινα, σκέποις.

Lady, may you watch over the monk Basil.

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