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Basil hypatos (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.2074
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 24 mm

Obverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration below. Wreath border.

ΤΡΙΣ
ΓΙΙΠ
ΝΤΟΣΦ.
ΛΤΤΕ


Τριὰς ἁγία διὰ παντὸς φύλαττε

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decorations above and below. Wreath border.


τονσον
.ικετην
σιλειον
υπτον


τὸν σὸν οἰκέτὴν Βασίλειον ὕπατον

Translation

Τριὰς ἁγία διὰ παντὸς φύλαττε τὸν σὸν οἰκέτὴν Βασίλειον ὕπατον.

Now and forever, Holy Trinity, protect your servant, the hypatos Basil.

Commentary

Two dodecasyllables.