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Constantine Basilakes (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.σ
..ι̣κ̣.
.υνμσ
..ντι
τι.

[ἡ] σω[στ]ικὴ [δ]ύναμ(ι)ς [ἡ π]ανταιτί[α]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ο̣..
κ̅ν̅..
τῖνον..
τον..
.κ

[σ]ῴζο[ις] Κωνστ[αν]τῖνον [με] τὸν Βα[σιλ]άκ(ην)

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.σ
..ι̣κ̣.
.υνμσ
..ντι
τι.

[ἡ] σω[στ]ικὴ [δ]ύναμ(ι)ς [ἡ π]ανταιτί[α]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ο̣..
κ̅ν̅..
τῖνον..
τον..
.κ

[σ]ῴζο[ις] Κωνστ[αν]τῖνον [με] τὸν Βα[σιλ]άκ(ην)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3300
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 863.

Translation

ἡ σωστικὴ δύναμις ἡ πανταιτία σῴζοις Κωνσταντῖνον με τὸν Βασιλάκην.

May you, the saving power and cause of all, protect Constantine Basilakes.

Commentary

The restoration of the inscription on the obverse is not wholly satisfying, and it awaits comparison with a better preserved parallel. Note what appears to be a superfluous abbreviation mark in the second line of the reverse inscription.