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Basil Mesopotamites (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σρα
γισα
σιλει

σφραγὶς Βασιλείου

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

τμε
σοποτα
μιτ

τοῦ Μεσοποταμίτου

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σρα
γισα
σιλει

σφραγὶς Βασιλείου

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

τμε
σοποτα
μιτ

τοῦ Μεσοποταμίτου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3346
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2350.

Translation

σφραγὶς Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεσοποταμίτου.

Seal of Basil Mesopotamites.

Commentary

The owner of this seal may be the Basil Mesopotamites recorded in the Gesta Roberti Wiscardi as the commander of a Turkish contingent taken prisoner by the Normans in 1081.