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Basil proedros (= archbishop) of Lemnos (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.5041

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 50.2.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Field:
19 mm

Obverse

Basil proedros (= archbishop) of Lemnos (eleventh century)

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ. On either side, the sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Basil proedros (= archbishop) of Lemnos (eleventh century)

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


ΤΟΝΛΗ
ΜΝΙ,ΠΡΟΕ
ΔΡ,ΑΓΝΗΠΑΡ
ΘΕΝΕΦΥΛΑΤ
ΤΕΑΣΙΛ,
ΩΣΣΟΝΟΙ

ΚΕΤ,

Τὸν Λημνίων πρόεδρον, ἁγνὴ Παρθένε, φύλαττε Βασίλειον ὡς σὸν οἰκέτην

Translation

Τὸν Λημνίων πρόεδρον, ἁγνὴ Παρθένε, φύλαττε Βασίλειον ὡς σὸν οἰκέτην.

Virgin pure, watch over your servant Basil, archbishop of the people of Lemnos.

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Commentary

Two dodecasyllabic verses.

 

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