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Basil (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with her hands before her. Details indistinct. On either side, epigraphy: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σφραγ,
γ̣ρ̣αματ,
λογν
ασιλει
ο

σφραγ(ὶς) γραμάτ(ων) (καὶ) λόγων Βασιλείοω

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with her hands before her. Details indistinct. On either side, epigraphy: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σφραγ,
γ̣ρ̣αματ,
λογν
ασιλει
ο

σφραγ(ὶς) γραμάτ(ων) (καὶ) λόγων Βασιλείοω

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2288
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2384.

Translation

σφραγὶς γραμάτων καὶ λόγων Βασιλείου.

Seal of the letters and correspondence of Basil.

Commentary

Note that the final letter in the reverse inscription is an omega () rather than the expected upsilon (Υ). This has been tacitly corrected in the final reading.