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Basil Xeros, magistros and judge of the Kibyrraiotai (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin enthroned holding Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines; decoration above; two final letters between bars. Border of dots.


ΞΗΡΟΝ
ΜΑΓΙΣΤΡ,
ΤΟΝΒΑΣΙΛΕΙ
ΟΝΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΚΙΥΡΡΑΙ
ΤΝΑΡΡΕ
ΔΙΚΑΣΠΟ
ΛΟΝ

Ξηρὸν μάγιστρων τὸν Βασίλειον σκέποις Κιβυρραιωτῶν ἀρρεπὴ δικάσπολον

Obverse

The Virgin enthroned holding Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines; decoration above; two final letters between bars. Border of dots.


ΞΗΡΟΝ
ΜΑΓΙΣΤΡ,
ΤΟΝΒΑΣΙΛΕΙ
ΟΝΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΚΙΥΡΡΑΙ
ΤΝΑΡΡΕ
ΔΙΚΑΣΠΟ
ΛΟΝ

Ξηρὸν μάγιστρων τὸν Βασίλειον σκέποις Κιβυρραιωτῶν ἀρρεπὴ δικάσπολον

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3934
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.8a.
Cf. similar seal published by Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 260 = Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VIII, no. 17. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1544.

Translation

Ξηρὸν μάγιστρων τὸν Βασίλειον σκέποις Κιβυρραιωτῶν ἀρρεπὴ δικάσπολον.

May you protect the magistros Basil Xeros, impartial judge of the Kibyrraiotai.

Commentary

The legend is in two dodecasyllabic verses. For the seals of several contemporary officials named Basil Xeros, see DO Seals 2, no. 8.16.