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Leo anthypatos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. On either side, epigrapy: Μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σφραγ,
ειμιτ
ανθυπα
τλεον
το,

σφραγ(ὶς) εἰμι τοῦ ἀνθυπάτου Λέοντο(ς)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. On either side, epigrapy: Μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σφραγ,
ειμιτ
ανθυπα
τλεον
το,

σφραγ(ὶς) εἰμι τοῦ ἀνθυπάτου Λέοντο(ς)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5225
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2426.

Translation

σφραγὶς εἰμι τοῦ ἀνθυπάτου Λέοντος.

I am the seal of the anthypatos Leo.

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