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Basil (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Stephen; details indistinct. Traces of an inscription on either side: |Σ|Τ|ΕΦΑ|ΝΟ|Σ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Στέφανος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΜΕ
ΜΑΡΤ,Α
ΣΙˊΣΟΝ
ΛΑΤΡ/

σκέποις με, μάρτ(υς), Βασί(λειον) σὸν λάτρ(ιν)

Obverse

Bust of St Stephen; details indistinct. Traces of an inscription on either side: |Σ|Τ|ΕΦΑ|ΝΟ|Σ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Στέφανος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΜΕ
ΜΑΡΤ,Α
ΣΙˊΣΟΝ
ΛΑΤΡ/

σκέποις με, μάρτ(υς), Βασί(λειον) σὸν λάτρ(ιν)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2216
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2064.

Translation

σκέποις με, μάρτυς, Βασίλειον σὸν λάτριν.

May you, martyr, protect your servant Basil.