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Basil (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Hodegetria) holding the Child in her right arm. Sigla: μ̅θυ̅|η|ιγι|τρι|α : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ ἡ Ὠδιγίτρια. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ουλον
σκεπσον
ασ..ει 
παρθεν
ε

Δοῦλον σκέποις σὸν Βασίλειον, παρθένε

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Hodegetria) holding the Child in her right arm. Sigla: μ̅θυ̅|η|ιγι|τρι|α : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ ἡ Ὠδιγίτρια. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ουλον
σκεπσον
ασ..ει 
παρθεν
ε

Δοῦλον σκέποις σὸν Βασίλειον, παρθένε

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2209
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 662.

Translation

Δοῦλον σκέποις σὸν Βασίλειον, παρθένε.

Virgin, may you protect your servant Basil.