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

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3940
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.8g.
Cf. similar seal published by Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 260 = Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VIII, no. 17.

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

Translation

Ξηρὸν μάγιστρων τὸν Βασίλειον σκέποις Κιβυρραιωτῶν ἀρρεπὴ δικάσπολον.

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

Commentary

This seal is one of seven issuing from the same boulloterion and has been edited with reference to the better preserved specimens listed below. See the commentary to BZS 1955.1.3934.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3940
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.8g.
Cf. similar seal published by Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 260 = Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VIII, no. 17.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3940
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.8g.
Cf. similar seal published by Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 260 = Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VIII, no. 17.

Notes