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Leo imperial protospatharios and epi tou manglaviou (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A bird, likely a peacock, walking to the right. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

[Κ(ύρι)ε] βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines (presumably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

.εο
ˊˊ.πθ,
επιτ,μ
λι

[Λ]έο[ντ(ι)] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)[σ]παθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] ἐπὶ τ(οῦ) μα[γ]λαβίου

Obverse

A bird, likely a peacock, walking to the right. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning at twelve o'clock:

[Κ(ύρι)ε] βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines (presumably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

.εο
ˊˊ.πθ,
επιτ,μ
λι

[Λ]έο[ντ(ι)] β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)[σ]παθ(αρίῳ) [(καὶ)] ἐπὶ τ(οῦ) μα[γ]λαβίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2758
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ μαγλαβίου.

Lord, help your servant Leo, imperial protospatharios and epi tou manglaviou.

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