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Leo kommerkiarios of Sicily (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.157
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions
DO Seals 1, no. 5.3.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (with X at the crossings) on steps with a pellet above and on either side of each arm; fleurons rise from the base up to the first transverse bar. Circular inscription around the circumference. No visible border.

.ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣ......

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. No visible border.

ΛΕΟΝ
ΚΟΥΜΕ
.ΚΙΡΗ
ΣΙΚΕΛΙ
..

Λεόντι κουμερκιαρήῳ Σικελίας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λεόντι κουμερκιαρήῳ Σικελίας.

Lord, help your servant Leo kommerkiarios of Sicily.