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Basil (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael, holding a scepter in his right hand. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

̣ke̣
.Θ,ΤΣ
Δ̣Λˊ
ΣΗΛΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οή]θ(ει) τῷ σ[ῷ] δούλ(ῳ) Β[α]σηλί[ῳ]

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael, holding a scepter in his right hand. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Indeterminate border.

̣ke̣
.Θ,ΤΣ
Δ̣Λˊ
ΣΗΛΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οή]θ(ει) τῷ σ[ῷ] δούλ(ῳ) Β[α]σηλί[ῳ]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2518
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Chipped.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασηλίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Basil.