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Basil (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil, holding a book in his left hand and raising his right before him. Inscription to left and right: |Α – Σ|Ι|Λ: [Ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Βασίλ(ειος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε̅
ΟΗΘ
ΑΣΙ̣
Λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) Βασιλ(είῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil, holding a book in his left hand and raising his right before him. Inscription to left and right: |Α – Σ|Ι|Λ: [Ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Βασίλ(ειος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε̅
ΟΗΘ
ΑΣΙ̣
Λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) Βασιλ(είῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2687
Diameter 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ.

Lord, help Basil.