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Leo imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City (ninth/tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS 1958.106.1691

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 22.2; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1013.

Details

Diameter:
28 mm
Condition:
Chipped; one-quarter missing.

Obverse

Leo imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City (ninth/tenth century)

Patriarchal cross on steps. Circular inscription within a double border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δού[λῳ]

Reverse

Leo imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City (ninth/tenth century)

Inscription of four lines preceded by decoration. Indeterminate border.


ΛΕΟΝΤΗ
.ΣΠΘ/ϗ
...ΡΧΟΠ
.ΕΟΣ

Λέοντη [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) [ἐπά]ρχο Π[όλ]εος.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντη βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπάρχο Πόλεος.

Lord, help your servant Leo imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City.

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Commentary

Laurent has postulated that the owner of this seal is the same person who owned BZS.1955.1.1520 and BZS.1955.1.1521. Perhaps, but Leo is of course a very common name.

 

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