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Leo imperial protospatharios and strategos of Charsianon (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5684
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 40.18.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ on her breast. Sigla: Μ̅-Θ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εοῦ). Circular inscription within a border of dots:

θκεR,τσδ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ).

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below.


+λε
νˋRˋαˋσπα
θˋSστρα
τ,τουχα
ρσιαν
– 

Λέων(τι) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) στρατ(ηγῷ) τοῦ Χαρσιαν(οῦ)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέωντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τοῦ Χαρσιανοῦ.

Mother of God, help your servant Leo, imperial protospatharios and strategos of Charsianon.