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Basil imperial kourator (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross mounted on a base of three steps; fleurons at the base. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθητ..λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ [σῷ] δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.


σ̣ιληο
υκο̣υ
ρτο
ο̣σ̣

Βασιλήου β(ασιλικοῦ) κουράτορος

Obverse

A cross mounted on a base of three steps; fleurons at the base. Along the circumference, within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθητ..λ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ [σῷ] δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.


σ̣ιληο
υκο̣υ
ρτο
ο̣σ̣

Βασιλήου β(ασιλικοῦ) κουράτορος

Accession number BZS.1958.106.867
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Condition Punctured in two places.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Βασιλήου βασιλικοῦ κουράτορος.

Lord, help your servant. (Seal of) Basil, imperial kourator.