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Basil Pharenos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Details and epigraphy indistinct. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
σφργ,
ρηνου
τυγχν
σιλ,
ου

σφραγ(ὶς) Φαρήνου τυγχάν(ω) Βασιλ(εί)ου

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Details and epigraphy indistinct. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
σφργ,
ρηνου
τυγχν
σιλ,
ου

σφραγ(ὶς) Φαρήνου τυγχάν(ω) Βασιλ(εί)ου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1141
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2955.

Translation

σφραγὶς Φαρήνου τυγχάνω Βασιλείου.

I happen to be the seal of Basil Pharenos.

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