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Basil archbishop of Apameia (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5057
Diameter 21 mm
Condition The relation of the reverse to the obverse in 180º.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.1a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1810.

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left hand. Circular inscription within a border of dots.

+ιεραρχαχυRασιλειε

Ἱεράρχα Χ(ριστο)ῦ Βασίλειε

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+μ.μν
ησοRασιλει
ωαρχιεπισ
κοπωαπ
.μειασ

μ[έ]μνησο Βασιλείῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Ἀπ[α]μείας

Translation

Ἱεράρχα Χριστοῦ Βασίλειε μέμνησο Βασιλείῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Ἀπαμείας.

Basil, high priest of Christ, give heed to Basil, archbishop of Apameia.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1955.1.5058 are very similar and undoubtedly belonged to one person, yet they are not identical and should be edited separately.

Apameia (close to modern Moudania) is located northwest of Broussa. It was a bishopric before 381, archbishopric before the mid-seventh century, metropolis between 1066 and 1071, and mentioned for the last time in 1318 (Darrouzès, Notitiae, 123, 126; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 616). It must be distinguished from the bishopric of Apameia of Pisidia.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5057
Diameter 21 mm
Condition The relation of the reverse to the obverse in 180º.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.1a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1810.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5057
Diameter 21 mm
Condition The relation of the reverse to the obverse in 180º.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.1a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1810.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5057
Diameter 21 mm
Condition The relation of the reverse to the obverse in 180º.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.1a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1810.

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