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Leo Panaretos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4049
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1760.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

παναρ..
λεοντα
παρθεν.
σκεπ
..σ̣

Πανάρ[ετ(ον)] Λέοντα, παρθέν[ε], σκέπ[οι]ς

Translation

Πανάρετον Λέοντα, παρθένε, σκέποις.

Virgin, may you protect Leo Panaretos.

Commentary

The reading of the inscription is not entirely certain. The reading offered, however, makes a correct twelve-syllable verse.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4049
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1760.