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Leo (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the Child before her. Details indistinct. Epigraphy visible at upper right: Θυ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ο
ι̣κε̣τ̣η̣
λ̣εοντ
....ενε
.....ισ

[σ]ὸ[ν] ἰκέτη[ν] Λέοντα, [πάρθ]ενε, [σκέπο]ις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the Child before her. Details indistinct. Epigraphy visible at upper right: Θυ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ο
ι̣κε̣τ̣η̣
λ̣εοντ
....ενε
.....ισ

[σ]ὸ[ν] ἰκέτη[ν] Λέοντα, [πάρθ]ενε, [σκέπο]ις

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1499
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2224.

Translation

σὸν ἰκέτην Λέοντα, πάρθενε, σκέποις.

Virgin, may you protect your servant Leo.

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