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Leo Arbantinos, nobellisimos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5349
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear over his right shoulder and a shield in his left hand. On either side, epigraphy: |γε|ρ|γι|ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργιο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines (bottom line nearly all lost). A cross above. Border of dots.


ρρειμΕ̣
γλομρτυΣ̣
σλιτδλ̣
̣ρντινΛ̣
...τινΕ̣
Ι̣Σ̣Ι̣Μ̣̣

φρούρει, μεγαλομάρτυς, σῷ λιτῷ δούλῳ Ἀρβαντινῷ Λ[έον]τι νωβε[λλ]ισίμῳ

Translation

φρούρει, μεγαλομάρτυς, σῷ λιτῷ δούλῳ Ἀρβαντινῷ Λέοντι νωβελλισίμῳ.

Great martyr, keep watch over your humble servant Leo Arbantinos the nobellisimos.

Commentary

The owner of this seal may be identical to the Leo Arbantinos who issued a metrical seal (but with the image of the Mother of God on the obverse) noted by Wassiliou-Seibt in her catalogue (Corpus der byzantinischen Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, Teil 1, no. 129, with previous editions listed).

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5349
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Accession number BZS.1958.106.5349
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5349
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

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