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Leo Monomachos, sebastos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.506

Details

Diameter:
38 mm
Field:
27 mm

Obverse

Leo Monomachos, sebastos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΤΝ
ΡΑΚΤΕΝ
ΦΕΡΕΚΑΙ
ΓΡΦΝΥ
ΡΟΣΛΕΣΕ
Ν

τῶν πρακτέων φέρει με καὶ γραφῶν κῦρος Λέων σεβαστῶν

Reverse

Leo Monomachos, sebastos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΞΙΑ
ΔΙΑΕΠ
ΡΙΖΗΣΥΣ..
ΑΝΑΤΟΣ
.ΟΝΟ
ΑΧ

ἄξια διαπρέπων ῥίζης φύσιν ἄνακτος τοῦ Μονομάχου

Translation

τῶν πρακτέων φέρει με καὶ γραφῶν κῦρος Λέων σεβαστῶν ἄξια διαπρέπων ῥίζης φύσιν ἄνακτος τοῦ Μονομάχου.

A man who graces the ranks of the sebastoi and his lineage from the lord emperor Monomachos, Leo uses me to confirm his documents and letters.

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Commentary

The inscription consists of three twelve-syllable verses.

 

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