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Basil archbishop of Selge (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5512
Diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 77.1b.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 840.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Remains of a circular inscription. No border visible.

.........ΤΣΔΟΥΛ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration consisting of a triangular device between tendrils below. Border of dots.

ΑΣΙΛ
ΕΙΑΡΧΙ
ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΩ
ΣΕΛΓΙΣ


Βασιλείῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Σέλγις

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Σέλγις.

Mother of God, help your servant Basil archbishop of Selge.

Commentary

This is one of six seals from the same boulloterion edited jointly with the parallels listed below.

Selge (today Zerk/Altınkaya) was a bishopric suffragan of Side since at least the 5th century; in the early 9th century, it was elevated to the rank of archbishopric and is attested as such in all notitiae. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 652 (add Zacos, Seals II, no. 570); Fedalto, 244-45; Brandes, Städte, 128; Zgusta, 551-52.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5512
Diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 77.1b.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 840.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5512
Diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 77.1b.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 840.