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Leo Kobidas, spatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear and shield. Inscription: |γ|εο|ρ|γ|ι : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεόργι(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots below. Border of dots.

κε̅,.
λεοντ̣ι̣
σπαθ,το
κοιδ,
  

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Λέοντι σπαθ(αρίῳ) το Κοβίδ(ᾳ)

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear and shield. Inscription: |γ|εο|ρ|γ|ι : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεόργι(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots below. Border of dots.

κε̅,.
λεοντ̣ι̣
σπαθ,το
κοιδ,
  

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] Λέοντι σπαθ(αρίῳ) το Κοβίδ(ᾳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1823
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντι σπαθαρίῳ το Κοβίδᾳ.

Lord, help Leo Kobidas, spatharios.

Commentary

The owner's name could also have been Kobides.