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Leontios, father of the city (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.111
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm


Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ι - λ - ο - ν - τ - υ



Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ο - π - ρ -  - τ



Λεοντίου πατρὸς (πόλεως)

(Seal of) Leontios, father (of the city)


The Π is uncertain, as only the left bar is truly visible. However there are indications that there exists a line leading from that bar at the top horizontally, not diagonally nor in the middle. Additionally, though the reverse monogram only reads πατρός, the title πατρὸς πόλεως is implied (see E. Hanton, "Lexique explicatif du Recueil des inscriptions grecques chrétiennes d'Asie Mineure," Byzantion 4 (1927-28): 114).