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Basil monk and bishop (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the child. Inscription: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚε̅,θ,
ασηλ,
ευτελι
αχεπ,
σκοπ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασηλείῳ εὐτελἰ μοναχ καὶ ἐπισκόπῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the child. Inscription: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚε̅,θ,
ασηλ,
ευτελι
αχεπ,
σκοπ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασηλείῳ εὐτελἰ μοναχ καὶ ἐπισκόπῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.361
Diameter 39.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Βασηλείῳ εὐτελἰ μοναχῷ καὶ ἐπισκόπῳ.

Theotokos, help Basil the worthless monk and bishop.