You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Basil Xeros, magistros and judge of the Kibyrraiotai (eleventh century)

Basil Xeros, magistros and judge of the Kibyrraiotai (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3939
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Corroded and consolidated with varnish.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.8f.
Cf. similar seal published by Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 260 = Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VIII, no. 17.

Obverse

The Virgin enthroned holding Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines; decoration above; two final letters between bars. Border of dots.


ΞΗΡΟΝ
ΜΑΓΙΣΤΡ,
ΤΟΝΒΑΣΙΛΕΙ
ΟΝΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΚΙΥΡΡΑΙ
ΤΝΑΡΡΕ
ΔΙΚΑΣΠΟ
ΛΟΝ

Ξηρὸν μάγιστρων τὸν Βασίλειον σκέποις Κιβυρραιωτῶν ἀρρεπὴ δικάσπολον

Translation

Ξηρὸν μάγιστρων τὸν Βασίλειον σκέποις Κιβυρραιωτῶν ἀρρεπὴ δικάσπολον.

May you protect the magistros Basil Xeros, impartial judge of the Kibyrraiotai.

Commentary

This corroded specimen has been edited jointly with its better preserved counterparts from the same boulloterion. See the seals listed below and the commentary to BZS 1955.1.3934.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3939
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Corroded and consolidated with varnish.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.8f.
Cf. similar seal published by Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 260 = Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VIII, no. 17.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3939
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Corroded and consolidated with varnish.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.8f.
Cf. similar seal published by Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 260 = Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. VIII, no. 17.

Notes