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Leo Aspar protospatharios, epi tou Chrysotriklinou and orphanotrophos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ offering a blessing and holding the book. Along the circumference, between a double border of dots, a circular invocation:

κεοηθειτ.......λεοντ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ˊαˊσπα
θˊεπιτχρυ
σοτρικλι,ο
ρφανοτ,τ.
ασπαρ.

βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου ὀρφανοτρόφῳ τ Ἄσπραρι

Obverse

Bust of Christ offering a blessing and holding the book. Along the circumference, between a double border of dots, a circular invocation:

κεοηθειτ.......λεοντ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ˊαˊσπα
θˊεπιτχρυ
σοτρικλι,ο
ρφανοτ,τ.
ασπαρ.

βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου ὀρφανοτρόφῳ τ Ἄσπραρι

Accession number BZS.1958.106.197
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου ὀρφανοτρόφῳ τῷ Ἄσπραρι.

Lord, help your servant Leo Aspar, imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and orphanotrophos.

Commentary

The owner of this seal and 1951.31.5.726 are in all likelihood the same man.