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Basil bishop of Prousias (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4636
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 9.1.


Bust of St. Basil blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left hand. Inscription in two columns: |R|Α-.|.|. : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βα[σίλ(ειος)]. Border of dots.


Inscription of six lines, preceded by a decoration.


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Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Β]ασιλ[ε]ί(ῳ) [ἐ]πισκ(ό)π(ῳ) Πρου[σ(ι)]άδος


Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βασιλείῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Προυσιάδος.

Lord, help your servant Basil, bishop of Prousias.


A parallel specimen is published in Konstantopoulos, no. 164 = Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 479.

Prousias (today Konuralp, formerly Üsküb) on the right bank of the Milan Çay, is attested as a suffragan bishopric of Klaudioupolis from the eighth to the thirteenth century (Darrouzès, Notitiae, no. 3, l. 334; no. 13, l. 237). See Paphlagonien, 264-266; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 350. List of bishops in Fedalto, HEO I, 93.