You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Basil eparch/exarch (seventh century)

Basil eparch/exarch (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1378
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Struck off-center; blank too small for die.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type IX). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription in four lines (only the middle two of which are legible). Wreath border.

..
ΣΙΛ..
ΩΕ.
Α...

Βασιλείῳ ἐπάρχῳ/ἐξάρχῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ ἐπάρχῳ/ἐξάρχῳ.

Theotokos, help Basil eparch/exarch.

Commentary

Unfortunately because the reverse is struck off-center, the inscription cannot be read in full. Both eparch and exarch would seemingly fit adequately into the assumed cut-off space.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1378
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Struck off-center; blank too small for die.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1378
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Struck off-center; blank too small for die.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1378
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Struck off-center; blank too small for die.

Parallels

Related Content