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Basil asekretis and logothetes (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.431
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Seal is quite worn.


Bust of St. Basil, facing, blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left. Inscription visible: Α|ΣΗ|Λ: ὁ ἅγιος Βασήλειος. Border of dots.


Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.


Βασιλείῳ ἀσηκρήτις καὶ λογοθέτῃ


Βασιλείῳ ἀσηκρήτις καὶ λογοθέτῃ.

(Theotokos, help) Basil asekretis and logothetes.


The obverse of this seal appears to be overstruck over a bust of a military saint. The remains of a second right hand holding a spear can be seen directly above St. Basil's hand offering a blessing, the remnants of a circular invocative inscription appear to be above the sigla on the right, and two separate borders of dots seem visible in the lower right portion of the obverse.