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Basil (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Basil standing and offering a blessing. Epigraphy visible on left, but unclear. On the right: λ|ει|οσ : [ὁ ἅγιος Βασί]λειος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ομ
νιμΝτ,
τονσφρα
γιζοντ,
.κε.

ὁμωνιμοῦντ(α) τὸν σφραγίζοντ(α) [σ]κέ[π(οις)]

Obverse

St. Basil standing and offering a blessing. Epigraphy visible on left, but unclear. On the right: λ|ει|οσ : [ὁ ἅγιος Βασί]λειος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ομ
νιμΝτ,
τονσφρα
γιζοντ,
.κε.

ὁμωνιμοῦντ(α) τὸν σφραγίζοντ(α) [σ]κέ[π(οις)]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2289
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1663.

Translation

Ὁμωνιμοῦντα τὸν σφραγίζοντα σκέποις.

May you protect the man of the same name who is attaching his seal.

Commentary

The owner's name can be deduced from the image and the inscription.