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Leo Kobidas, spatharios (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1823
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear and shield. Inscription: |γ|εο|ρ|γ|ι : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεόργι(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots below. Border of dots.

κε̅,.
λεοντ̣ι̣
σπαθ,το
κοιδ,
  

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Λέοντι σπαθ(αρίῳ) το Κοβίδ(ᾳ)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντι σπαθαρίῳ το Κοβίδᾳ.

Lord, help Leo Kobidas, spatharios.

Commentary

The owner's name could also have been Kobides.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1823
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm