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Leo Panaretos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

παναρ..
λεοντα
παρθεν.
σκεπ
..σ̣

Πανάρ[ετ(ον)] Λέοντα, παρθέν[ε], σκέπ[οι]ς

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

παναρ..
λεοντα
παρθεν.
σκεπ
..σ̣

Πανάρ[ετ(ον)] Λέοντα, παρθέν[ε], σκέπ[οι]ς

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4049
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1760.

Translation

Πανάρετον Λέοντα, παρθένε, σκέποις.

Virgin, may you protect Leo Panaretos.

Commentary

The reading of the inscription is not entirely certain. The reading offered, however, makes a correct twelve-syllable verse.