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Basil metropolitan of Pompeioupolis (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4804

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 20.2.

Details

Diameter:
24 mm
Condition:
Chipped on the side.

Obverse

Basil metropolitan of Pompeioupolis (tenth/eleventh century)

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing with his right hand. Inscription in two columns: |ν|ι-.|.|. : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι[κόλ(αος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Basil metropolitan of Pompeioupolis (tenth/eleventh century)

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


Rασι
.ητρο
..λπον
..πο
–Λ,–

βασί(λειος) [μ]ητρο[πο]λ(ίτης) Πον[πϊ]ουπόλ(εως)

Translation

βασίλειος μητροπολίτης Πονπϊουπόλεως.

Basil, metropolitan of Pompeioupolis.

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Commentary

This specimen and BZS.1951.31.5.966, although coming from different boulloteria, have the same decoration and inscriptions. Since they appear to date from the same period, it is likely that they belonged to the same owner. A metropolitan of Pompeioupolis named Basil is attested in February 997 (Grumel, Regestes, no. 804). Another seal of a Basil of Pompeioupolis is published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 958.

 

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