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Basil (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2102
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 620.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. On either side, the sigla: μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
εσ
ποινσ
ζεσιλ
ειονοι
τη
  

δέσποινα, σῷζε Βασίλειον οἰ(καί)τη(ν)

Translation

δέσποινα, σῷζε Βασίλειον οἰκέτην.

Lady, protect your servant Basil.

Commentary

Note the unusual abbreviation in the word οἰκέτην, rendered literally in the transcription and tacitly corrected in the normalized reading.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2102
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 620.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2102
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 620.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2102
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 620.

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