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Basil Rhapsommates (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Annunciation. The angel Gabriel on the left approaches the Virgin who stands before a bench. At the top: χ : Χ(αιρετμισμός). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


σιλει
σκεποισμ..
τρΨ̣οΜ̣
μτη
  

Βασιλείῳ σκέποις μ[οι] τῷ Ῥαψομμάτῃ

Obverse

The Annunciation. The angel Gabriel on the left approaches the Virgin who stands before a bench. At the top: χ : Χ(αιρετμισμός). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


σιλει
σκεποισμ..
τρΨ̣οΜ̣
μτη
  

Βασιλείῳ σκέποις μ[οι] τῷ Ῥαψομμάτῃ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1266
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 198.

Translation

Βασιλείῳ σκέποις μοι τῷ Ῥαψομμάτῃ.

May you watch over me, Basil Rhapsommates.

Commentary

This is to date the only known instance of the family name Rhapsommates among the lead seals.