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Basil (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Two standing, nimbate figures. The figure on the left holds a globus in his left hand. Traces of a wing are above his left shoulder. The bearded figure on the right holds an object in his left hand (a book?) and raises his right hand before him. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΓΡΑ
.ΑΣΣΦ.
.Ι̣ΚΑ.
.ΟΓΣ̣.
.Ι̣ΛΕΙ̣

γρα[φ]ὰς σφ[ραγ]ίζω κα[ὶ λ]όγους Βα[σ]ιλείου

Obverse

Two standing, nimbate figures. The figure on the left holds a globus in his left hand. Traces of a wing are above his left shoulder. The bearded figure on the right holds an object in his left hand (a book?) and raises his right hand before him. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΓΡΑ
.ΑΣΣΦ.
.Ι̣ΚΑ.
.ΟΓΣ̣.
.Ι̣ΛΕΙ̣

γρα[φ]ὰς σφ[ραγ]ίζω κα[ὶ λ]όγους Βα[σ]ιλείου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3610
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 369e.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Βασιλείου.

I seal the letters and correspondence of Basil.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt identifies the two standing figures on the obverse as the Archangel Michael (on the left) and St. Nicholas.