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Leo imperial cleric (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.611
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Apparently overstruck at least once.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing, and holding a book. Traces of sigla: κ|ολ|α : Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decoration below. Border of dots within indeterminate border.

ΚΕ,Θ,
ΛΕΟΝΤΑ
ΑΣΙΛΗ
ΚΟΝΚΛ,
ΡΗΚΟ,

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντα βασιληκὸν κληρηκόν

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντα βασιληκὸν κληρηκόν.

Lord, help the imperial cleric Leo.

Commentary

The name and title are rendered in the accusative and not the dative case.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.611
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Apparently overstruck at least once.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.611
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Apparently overstruck at least once.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.611
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Apparently overstruck at least once.

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