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Basil Tzirithon, protovestarches, judge of the Velum and of the Kibyrraiotai (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.267
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.7b.

Obverse

Two figures standing to front. At left, St. Michael holding a labarum and a globus. Inscription: Ο|Ρ|Μ: Ὁ ἀρχάγγελος Μιχαήλ. At right, St. Nicholas blessing and holding book. Inscription: |Ν|Ι|ΚΛ|Α,: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΑΣΙΛΕΙ
Α  ΕΣΤΑΡΧΗ
ΚΡΙΤΗΤΗΛ,
ΤΝΚΙΥΡ
ΡΑΙΤ,ΤΤΙ
ΡΙΘΝΙ

Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ πρωτοβεστάρχῃ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τῶν Κιβυρραιωτῶν τῷ Τζιρίθωνι

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ πρωτοβεστάρχῃ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τῶν Κιβυρραιωτῶν τῷ Τζιρίθωνι.

Lord, help Basil Tzirithon, protovestarches, judge of the Velum and of the Kibyrraiotai.

Commentary

This is one of three seals (listed below) from the same boulloterion edited jointly. See the commentary to BZS 1951.31.5.133.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.267
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.7b.

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