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Basil protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou, megas chartoularios tou genikou logothesiou, judge of the Hippodrome of the Peloponnesos and Hellas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Mark blessing and holding book. Inscription in two columns: |Μ|Α|ΡΚ|Ο|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος Μᾶρκος. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of eight lines, the final three letters between horizontal bars. Border of dots.

....
ΠΑΘ,ΕΠ.
ΧΑΡ
..ΛΤΓ,ΛΟΓ,
Θ,ΚΡΙΤΙΕΠΙ
ΤΙΟΔΠΕ
ΛΟΠΟΝ,Ε,
ΛΑΔ

Bασιλείῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυστοτρικλίνου, μεγάλῳ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ γενικοῦ λογοθεσίου, κριτῖ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου Πελοποννήσου καὶλλάδος

Obverse

Bust of St. Mark blessing and holding book. Inscription in two columns: |Μ|Α|ΡΚ|Ο|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος Μᾶρκος. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of eight lines, the final three letters between horizontal bars. Border of dots.

....
ΠΑΘ,ΕΠ.
ΧΑΡ
..ΛΤΓ,ΛΟΓ,
Θ,ΚΡΙΤΙΕΠΙ
ΤΙΟΔΠΕ
ΛΟΠΟΝ,Ε,
ΛΑΔ

Bασιλείῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυστοτρικλίνου, μεγάλῳ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ γενικοῦ λογοθεσίου, κριτῖ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου Πελοποννήσου καὶλλάδος

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2243
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.16b.
Cf. Oikonomides, "The Usual Lead Seal".
Cf. from same boulloterion, Sig., 191, no. 5, and 192, no. 4. The latter specimen is in the Athens Collection and has been published by Konstantopoulos, no. 398, and Laurent, Corpus II, no. 339. Another similar specimen from a different boulloterion, close but not identical to our no. 8.17, is in Seyrig, no. 179.

Translation

Βασιλείῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυστοτρικλίνου, μεγάλῳ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ γενικοῦ λογοθεσίου, κριτῖ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου Πελοποννήσου καὶ Ἑλλάδος.

Basil protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou, megas chartoularios tou genikou logothesiou, judge of the Hippodrome of the Peloponnesos and Hellas.

Commentary

The reading of this seal has been restored with reference to its better preserved counterpart from the same boulloterion. See the entry and extensive commentary for BZS 1947.2.135.