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Leo Kastamonites (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κ̣ε̣ποισ̣
λεοντ
κ̣̣στμο
νυ̣τηνλο
γε

[σ]κέποις Λέοντα Κασταμονύτην, Λόγε

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κντισ
γρισ
νθενε̣
νθησμοι
χριν

κἀν ταῖς φραφαῖς ἄνωθεν ἐνθῇς μοι χάριν

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κ̣ε̣ποισ̣
λεοντ
κ̣̣στμο
νυ̣τηνλο
γε

[σ]κέποις Λέοντα Κασταμονύτην, Λόγε

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κντισ
γρισ
νθενε̣
νθησμοι
χριν

κἀν ταῖς φραφαῖς ἄνωθεν ἐνθῇς μοι χάριν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1147
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2031.

Translation

σκέποις Λέοντα Κασταμονύτην, Λόγε, κἀν ταῖς φραφαῖς ἄνωθεν ἐνθῇς μοι χάριν.

Logos, may you protect Leo Kastamonites, and from on high bestow your grace upon my written words.

Commentary

The owner addresses his prayer to the Logos, i.e. the Word become flesh, which is to say Christ.