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Constantine Bastralites, sebastos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

St. George standing, balancing his spear and shield against the ground. On either side, epigraphy: ο||γ|ι|ο|σγε|ρ|γι|ο|⸊ : ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of eight lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


γεργι
Ε̣σκεποισ
μετονσον
Ο̣Ι̣κεττον
ρλιτ
σεον
κν
τινον

Γεώργιε, σκέποις με τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην τὸν Βαστραλίτην σεβαστὸν Κωνσταντῖνον

Obverse

St. George standing, balancing his spear and shield against the ground. On either side, epigraphy: ο||γ|ι|ο|σγε|ρ|γι|ο|⸊ : ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of eight lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


γεργι
Ε̣σκεποισ
μετονσον
Ο̣Ι̣κεττον
ρλιτ
σεον
κν
τινον

Γεώργιε, σκέποις με τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην τὸν Βαστραλίτην σεβαστὸν Κωνσταντῖνον

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3645
Diameter 32.0 mm; field: 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 234 (listing other publications).

Translation

Γεώργιε, σκέποις με τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην τὸν Βαστραλίτην σεβαστὸν Κωνσταντῖνον.

George, may you protect your servant, the sebastos Constantine Bastralites.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses.