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Michael bishop of Basilinoupolis (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

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ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΜΙΕΠΙΣ
ΚΟΠˊΑΣˊ
ΝΠΟΛˊ
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Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ ἐπισκόπ Βασιλινουπόλεως

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

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ΘΚΕ,Θ,
ΜΙΕΠΙΣ
ΚΟΠˊΑΣˊ
ΝΠΟΛˊ
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Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ ἐπισκόπ Βασιλινουπόλεως

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.323
Diameter 17.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 75.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1587.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ ἐπισκόπῳ Βασιλινουπόλεως.

Mother of God, help Michael, bishop of Basilinoupolis.

Commentary

It is also possible to read Βασ(ι)νουπόλ(εως).

This see, a dependant of Nikomedia, was located at modern Bazar Köy, to the east of the lake of Nicaea, along the road to Kios (Laurent, Corpus V/2, 420). Its bishop was present at Chalcedon in 451, and the see is mentioned in notitiae episcopatuum until the twelfth century.