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Basil ostiarios and psaltes of the Great Church (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2111
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 13 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.44a; Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 140 (Vienna 80 illustrated).

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. At left and right, sigla: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded by decoration, the last letter between two horizontal bars. Border of dots.


θκε,θ,
ασιλ,
οστιαρ,S
ψαλτ,τησ
Θ̅Υ̅εκλ
Σ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Βασιλ(εί)ῳ ὀστιαρ(ίῳ) (καὶ) ψάλτ(ῃ) τῆς Θ(εο)ῦ Μ(ε)γ(άλης) Ἐκλ(η)σ(ίας)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ ὀστιαρίῳ καὶ ψάλτῃ τῆς Θεοῦ Μεγάλης Ἐκλησίας.

Mother of God, help Basil ostiarios and psaltes of the Great Church of God.

Commentary

If this specimen is parallel with the Vienna seal, then the sigla on the obverse would be ̅ΘΥ̅.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2111
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 13 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.44a; Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 140 (Vienna 80 illustrated).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2111
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 13 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.44a; Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 140 (Vienna 80 illustrated).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2111
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 13 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.44a; Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 140 (Vienna 80 illustrated).