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Basil Xeros, protospatharios, grand chartoularios and judge of the Boukellarioi (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5073
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Cracked along the channel on the reverse.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.9d.

Obverse

Bust of St. Mark holding book in his left hand. Vertical inscription on either side: |Μ|Α|ΡΚ|Ο|Σ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Μᾶρκος. Circular inscription within a border of dots:

.....ΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥΛ

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοή]θει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


RΑΣΙΛ,
ΑˋΣΠΑΘ,
ΧΑΡΤΛ,S
ΚΡΙΤ,ΤΝ
RΚΕΛ,Τ
ΞΗΡ

Βασιλ(είῳ) (προτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ), μ(ε)γ(άλῳ) χαρτουλ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τῶν Βουκελ(λαρίων) τῷ Ξηρῷ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ προτοσπαθαρίῳ, μεγάλῳ χαρτουλαρίῳ καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Βουκελλαρίων τῷ Ξηρῷ.

Lord, help your servant Basil Xeros, protospatharios, grand chartoularios and judge of the Boukellarioi.

Commentary

One of four parallel specimens whose readings have been combined. See the counterparts listed below and the commentary to BZS 1955.1.3404.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5073
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Cracked along the channel on the reverse.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 1.9d.

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