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Vladimir Monomakh Seal Discovered in Novgorod
4.09.2008 15:30
Vladimir Monomakh Seal Discovered in Novgorod

A lead seal has been recently found during archeological excavation in Veliki Novgorod. It belonged to legendary Prince Vladimir Monomakh, scientists presume.
      The seal bears a depiction of St. Basil of Caesarea on one side and a benevolent Greek language description on the reverse side, Head of Archeological Research Centre Sergei Troyanovsky informs.
      Of all Russian princes who had the Christian name of Basil, historians know Vladimir the Baptizer and his grandson Vladimir Monomakh. After some demure the specialists chose the latter one, because similar Monomakhs seals had been found in Novgorod, Staraya Ladoga and Ukraine before the archeologist said.


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