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Athanasios monk and hegoumenos of the imperial monastery of the Proedros . . . ? (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.476
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 89.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1187 (saint on the obverse misidentified).

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left. Inscription in two columns: ||Ασ|ι|λ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βασίλ(ειος). Remains of a circular invocative inscription beginning at 7 o'clock. Border of dots.

κεοιθ.

Κ(ύρι)ε βοίθ(ει) [τ]ῷ [σῷ δ(ούλῳ)]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

αθανα
σηουαχκα
.ηγμεν
τισ,μονισ
.αεδρο
..οι

Ἀθανασήου (μον)αχ(οῦ) κα[ὶ] ἡγουμέν(ου) τῖς β(ασιλικῆς) μονῖς τοῦ (Προ)έδρο[υ] . . .

Translation

Κύριε βοίθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀθανασήου μοναχοῦ καὶ ἡγουμένου τῖς βασιλικῆς μονῖς τοῦ Προέδρου . . .

Lord, help your servant Athanasios monk and hegoumenos of the imperial monastery of the Proedros . . .

Commentary

Reverse: Laurent omits in his reading the last line. The letters at the bottom are quite muddled. One would like to read the final line as [Βασιλ]εί(ου), but too few letters are certain to verify this reading.

The letters of the understrike are principally visible on the obverse at right.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.476
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 89.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1187 (saint on the obverse misidentified).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.476
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 89.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1187 (saint on the obverse misidentified).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.476
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 89.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1187 (saint on the obverse misidentified).

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