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Leo Kastamonites (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1437
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; struck off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 743.

Obverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΕΝΣΟΙ
ΠΕΠΟΙΘΣ
ΚΑΣΤΑΜΟ
ΝΙΤΗΣΛΕ
Ν

Ἐν σοὶ πεποιθὼς Κασταμονίτης Λέων

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

..
ΧΟΙΕΝ
ΧΕ̅ΥΧΙΚ
ΣΡΙ̅ΑΣ

τύχοιεν Χριστέ ψυχικῆς σωτηρίας

Translation

Ἐν σοὶ πεποιθὼς Κασταμονίτης Λέων τύχοιεν Χριστέ ψυχικῆς σωτηρίας.

May Leo Kastamonites who has placed his trust in you, Christ, gain the salvation of his soul.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. Several other seals in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and the Fogg Museum, listed below, bear the name of Leo Kastamonites. Katsaros (Katsaros, Iōannēs Kastamonitēs, p.134-138) dates them all to the eleventh or twelfth century. There is not enough evidence, however, to establish whether they belonged to the same individual.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1437
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; struck off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 743.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1437
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; struck off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 743.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1437
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for die; struck off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 743.