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

 
 

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] . . .

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] . . .

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.476
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

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.