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

 
 

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)

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)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.343
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

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.