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Basil (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2722
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1362.

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding a spear and shield. On either side, sigla: |δ|ημ|ι|τρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημίτρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
μρτ,
οηθει
σνλ
σιλ
  

μάρτ(υς) βοήθει σὼν δοῦλ(ον) Βασίλ(ειον)

Translation

μάρτυς βοήθει σὼν δοῦλον Βασίλειον.

Martyr, help your servant Basil.

Commentary

It is possible that BZS.1958.106.3878 was struck by the same owner.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2722
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1362.