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Basil (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Indistinct image of the Mother of God standing, turning to her right (perhaps toward the manus Dei). On either side, the sigla: μρ̅Θ̅Υ̣̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σκεπ
.νσ
σιλειον
σονοικε
Τ̣

σκέπ(οις), [ἄ]νασ(σ)α, Βασίλειον σὸν οἰκέτ(ην)

Obverse

Indistinct image of the Mother of God standing, turning to her right (perhaps toward the manus Dei). On either side, the sigla: μρ̅Θ̅Υ̣̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σκεπ
.νσ
σιλειον
σονοικε
Τ̣

σκέπ(οις), [ἄ]νασ(σ)α, Βασίλειον σὸν οἰκέτ(ην)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3706
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1983.

Translation

σκέποις, ἄνασσα, Βασίλειον σὸν οἰκέτην.

Lady, may you protect your servant Basil.

Commentary

A metrical seal with one syllable too many.

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