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Basil (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil, holding a book in his left hand and blessing with his right. Inscription to left and right: ||Α|ΣΙ—Λ|Ε̣|Ι|Ο̣Σ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βασίλειος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε̅,Θ,
ΤΣΔ
ΛΑΣΙ
ΛΕΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil, holding a book in his left hand and blessing with his right. Inscription to left and right: ||Α|ΣΙ—Λ|Ε̣|Ι|Ο̣Σ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βασίλειος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε̅,Θ,
ΤΣΔ
ΛΑΣΙ
ΛΕΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2475
Diameter 23.0 x 16.0 mm
Condition Blank too large for die.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ.

Lord, help your servant Basil.

Commentary

Τhe iconography and inscription are the same as BZS.1958.106.4575, but the lettering is slightly different on this specimen.

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