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Basil (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

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)

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)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2722
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

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.