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Basil ekdikos and deutereuon of the Great Church (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.343
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Weakly imprinted (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.7. Illustrated in Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 137.

Obverse

Half-length representation of two figures. No visible epigraphy or border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, decoration above and indeterminate decoration below. Border of dots.


κε,θ,
σιλει
εκδικκε
δευτερε,
τησμεγ,
εκλισι,


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Βασιλείῳ ἐκδίκῳ κὲ δευτερέβ(οντι) τῆς Μεγά(λης) 'Εκλισία(ς)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ ἐκδίκῳ κὲ δευτερέβοντι τῆς Μεγάλης 'Εκλισίας.

Lord, help Basil ekdikos and deutereuon of the Great Church.

Commentary

The editors of DO Seals 5 note that the figure at right on the obverse seems to be a bearded bishop-saint. W. Seibt, in his review of the volume (BZ 100 [2007]: 234), suggests that the obverse could a half-length "ekklesiekdikoi" type, representing the Theotokos receiving a model of Saint Sophia from Emperor Justinian; see, for example, BZS.1958.106.4810.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.343
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Weakly imprinted (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.7. Illustrated in Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 137.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.343
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Weakly imprinted (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.7. Illustrated in Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 137.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.343
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Weakly imprinted (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.7. Illustrated in Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 137.

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