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Leo (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her right arm. Details indistinct. On either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σονοι
τ,λεον
τσε
πρθε
νε

σὸν οἰ(κέ)την Λέοντα σῷζε, παρθένε

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her right arm. Details indistinct. On either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σονοι
τ,λεον
τσε
πρθε
νε

σὸν οἰ(κέ)την Λέοντα σῷζε, παρθένε

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1710
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2232.

Translation

σὸν οἰκέτην Λέοντα σῷζε, παρθένε.

Virgin, may you protect your servant Leo.

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