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Leo imperial spatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: .σ|λ . Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. A row of pellets above. Wreath border.

  
λεον
τισιλι̣
κσπ̣θ
ρι

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: .σ|λ . Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. A row of pellets above. Wreath border.

  
λεον
τισιλι̣
κσπ̣θ
ρι

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1818
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Leo, imperial spatharios.

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