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Leo imperial cleric (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a beardless saint holding the martyr's cross. Part of an inscription visible on left: Ο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

κ̅ε̅,θ,
σδ
οντ
λ,ρ,κ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντα βασιλικῳ κληρικ

Obverse

Bust of a beardless saint holding the martyr's cross. Part of an inscription visible on left: Ο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

κ̅ε̅,θ,
σδ
οντ
λ,ρ,κ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντα βασιλικῳ κληρικ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2294
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντα βασιλικῳ κληρικῷ.

Lord, help your servant, the imperial cleric Leo.