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Basil chartoularios (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2592
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped at the bottom and badly corroded.

Obverse

Bust of a holy figure, likely the Mother of God. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Bottom line missing. Border of dots.

κ̣ε,θ,
.σδ,λ,
.σιλει
.χρτου
...

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ού)λ(ῳ) [Β]ασιλεί[ῳ] χαρτου[λαρ(ίῳ)]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ χαρτουλαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Basil, chartoularios.