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Basil ......, spatharokandidatos, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Kibyrriotai (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2448

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 59.6.

Details

Diameter:
20 mm

Obverse

Basil ......, spatharokandidatos, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Kibyrriotai (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

ΘΚΕ,
ΤΣΔ
ΑΣΙΛΕ
ΣΠΑΘΑ
ΚΑΝ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλεί σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ

Reverse

Basil ......, spatharokandidatos, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Kibyrriotai (eleventh century)

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

Ρ
ΙΤΙΠ
ΟΔΡΟΜ,
ΤΝΚΙ
ΥΡΕΙΟΤ,
ΤΗΜΑ
...

κριτ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου (καὶ) τῶν Κιβυρειοτῶν τῷ ημα/αμα...

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ ......, σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου καὶ τῶν Κιβυρειοτῶν τῷ ημα/αμα...

Theotokos, help your servant Basil ......, spatharokandidatos, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Kibyrriotai.

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Commentary

The reading of the family name poses problems. The first letter (letter 3 of the last legible line) is muddled; it resembles Η, but it could also be read as an Α. In this last case, we could restore a name such as Ἀμασειανῷ or Ἁμαρτωλῷ, but neither is certain.

 

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