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Leo imperial protospatharios and epi tou eidikou logou (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of indeterminate type. In the quarters: τσ.|δλ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No border visible.

..εοντ
..σπθ
..πιτ.ικ
.λογον

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶπὶ τοῦ δικοῦ λόγον

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of indeterminate type. In the quarters: τσ.|δλ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No border visible.

..εοντ
..σπθ
..πιτ.ικ
.λογον

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶπὶ τοῦ δικοῦ λόγον

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1312
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2619 (omitting the owner's name)

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἰδικοῦ λόγον.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Leo, imperial protospatharios and epi tou eidikou.

Commentary

Note the error in the last word on the reverse: it should read λόγου instead of λόγον.