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Basil (bishop) of Aspendos (twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.116

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 63.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1069 (misread).

Details

Diameter:
30 mm
Condition:
Channel off-center; one-third is missing; corroded.

Obverse

Basil (bishop) of Aspendos (twelfth century)

Bust of St. Basil holding a book and blessing. Part of an inscription visible. Λ|ΕΙ|ΟΣ: ὁ ἅγιος Βασίλειος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Basil (bishop) of Aspendos (twelfth century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΤΟΥ.Σ
ΠΕΝΔΙ..
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ..
ΑΣΙΛΕ.
ΟΥ

Τοῦ σπενδίων σφράγισμα Βασιλείου

Translation

Τοῦ Ἀσπενδίων σφράγισμα Βασιλείου.

The seal of Basil (bishop) of Aspendos.

Audio

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.

Aspendos (ruins near the modern village of Belkis on the Eurymedon River), a suffragan of Side of Pamphylia, is mentioned in all notitiae, seventh to thirteenth centuries. Bishops attended councils from 325 to 787: DHGE 4 (1930) 1073-74; Fedalto, 240; Zgusta, 103.

 

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