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Ibn Bashir (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1962

Details

Diameter:
23 mm
Field:
14 mm

Obverse

Ibn Bashir (tenth/eleventh century)

Facing bust of St. Niketas, bearded, with spear and shield. Inscription: ΙΚ|ΙΤ|Α: ἅγιος Νικίτας. Double border of dots.

Reverse

Ibn Bashir (tenth/eleventh century)

Arabic inscription in three lines. Double border of dots.

حج.. ال. . . س ابن حسن

Translation

حج.. ال. . . س ابن حسن

St. . . . Ibn Bashir

Audio

Commentary

The first two lines of the Arabic inscription can be read only partially and are not easily interpreted. The third line clearly reads Ibn, then likely Bashir; as there are no diacritics on the seal, it could be some other name ending with the two letters ي - ز/ ر and beginning with the س/ش ي/ت/ب/ن/ث or beginning the opposite (ي/ت/ب/ن/ث -  س/ش). Another quite likely possibility is Ibn Hassan (ابن حسن).

 

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