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Leo bishop of Dalde (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.140

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 13.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 372.

Details

Diameter:
21 mm
Condition:
Cracked above at channel openings.

Obverse

Leo bishop of Dalde (tenth/eleventh century)

Patriarchal cross (X at both crossings) on two steps, tendrils arising from the base. Crosslets of four dots in the upper quarters. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

..Rοηθειτ.δουλ

[Κ(ύρι)ε] βοήθει τῷ [σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Leo bishop of Dalde (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots:

+λεον
τιεπισ
κοπα
λησ

Λέοντι ἐπισκόπῳ Δάλδης

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι ἐπισκόπῳ Δάλδης.

Lord, help your servant Leo, bishop of Dalde.

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Commentary

Dalde, situated north of Sardeis, was a bishopric suffragan to Sardeis, attested in almost all notitiae; its first bishop is mentioned in 431. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 266; Zgusta, 150.

 

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