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Basil ekdikos and deutereuon of the Great Church (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.343

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.7. Illustrated in Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 137.

Details

Diameter:
29 mm
Field:
23 mm
Condition:
Weakly imprinted (obv.)

Obverse

Basil ekdikos and deutereuon of the Great Church (tenth/eleventh century)

Half-length representation of two figures. No visible epigraphy or border.

Reverse

Basil ekdikos and deutereuon of the Great Church (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of six lines, decoration above and indeterminate decoration below. Border of dots.


κε,θ,
σιλει
εκδικκε
δευτερε,
τησμεγ,
εκλισι,


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Βασιλείῳ ἐκδίκῳ κὲ δευτερέβ(οντι) τῆς Μεγά(λης) 'Εκλισία(ς)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ ἐκδίκῳ κὲ δευτερέβοντι τῆς Μεγάλης 'Εκλισίας.

Lord, help Basil ekdikos and deutereuon of the Great Church.

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Commentary

The editors of DO Seals 5 note that the figure at right on the obverse seems to be a bearded bishop-saint. W. Seibt, in his review of the volume (BZ 100 [2007]: 234), suggests that the obverse could a half-length "ekklesiekdikoi" type, representing the Theotokos receiving a model of Saint Sophia from Emperor Justinian; see, for example, BZS.1958.106.4810.

 

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