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Basil Aniotes (?), monk (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.328

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1966.

Details

Diameter:
23 mm
Field:
14 mm

Obverse

Basil Aniotes (?), monk (eleventh century)

An unusual floral decoration, consisting of eight flowers emerging from an octagonal center. Traces of a circular inscription within border of dots.

.κεο....τσ......

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Basil Aniotes (?), monk (eleventh century)

Inscription in four lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

·
ΑΣΙΛ
.ΜΝΑ
.ΤΑ.
ΙΤΗ
·

Βασιλείῳ μωναχῷ τῷ Ἀνιώτῃ (?)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ μωναχῷ τῷ Ἀνιώτῃ (?).

Theotokos, help your servant, the monk Basil Aniotes (?).

Audio

Commentary

The restitution of the name Ἀνιώτῃ, although reasonable, is not certain. The first letter of the family name may be rounded, and may thus perhaps be Φθιώτῃ (Phthiotes) or something of the like.

 

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