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Basil (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Hodegetria) holding the Child in her right arm. Traces of sigla visible at left: Μ̣̅: Μ(ήτηρ) [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


Λον
π ςον
̣Α̣ΣΙΛΕΙ
ΠΑΡΘΕΝ
Ε

[δοῦ]λον [σκέ]π(ε) σὸν Βασίλει(ον), Παρθένε

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Hodegetria) holding the Child in her right arm. Traces of sigla visible at left: Μ̣̅: Μ(ήτηρ) [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


Λον
π ςον
̣Α̣ΣΙΛΕΙ
ΠΑΡΘΕΝ
Ε

[δοῦ]λον [σκέ]π(ε) σὸν Βασίλει(ον), Παρθένε

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3652
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Chipped; one-third missing.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 662.

Translation

δοῦλον σκέπε σὸν Βασίλειον, παρθένε.

Virgin, may you protect your servant Basil.

Commentary

The parallel listed in this entry identifies the image of the Mother of God as the Hodegetria.