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Basil (bishop) of Aspendos (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.116
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Channel off-center; one-third is missing; corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 63.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1069 (misread).

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil holding a book and blessing. Part of an inscription visible. Λ|ΕΙ|ΟΣ: ὁ ἅγιος Βασίλειος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΤΟΥ.Σ
ΠΕΝΔΙ..
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ..
ΑΣΙΛΕ.
ΟΥ

Τοῦ σπενδίων σφράγισμα Βασιλείου

Translation

Τοῦ Ἀσπενδίων σφράγισμα Βασιλείου.

The seal of Basil (bishop) of Aspendos.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.

Aspendos (ruins near the modern village of Belkis on the Eurymedon River), a suffragan of Side of Pamphylia, is mentioned in all notitiae, seventh to thirteenth centuries. Bishops attended councils from 325 to 787: DHGE 4 (1930) 1073-74; Fedalto, 240; Zgusta, 103.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.116
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Channel off-center; one-third is missing; corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 63.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1069 (misread).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.116
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Channel off-center; one-third is missing; corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 63.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1069 (misread).

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