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Leo metretes (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below. Border of dots.

θ̣.ε
οη.ει
μοι.
 

Θ(εοτό)[κ]ε βοή[θ]ει μοι [τ]ῷ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

με
τρηλε
οντι

μετρητῇ Λέοντι

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below. Border of dots.

θ̣.ε
οη.ει
μοι.
 

Θ(εοτό)[κ]ε βοή[θ]ει μοι [τ]ῷ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

με
τρηλε
οντι

μετρητῇ Λέοντι

Accession number BZS.1958.106.980
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 918.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει μοι τῷ μετρητῇ Λέοντι.

Mother of God, help me, Leo the metretes.

Commentary

It is possible that metretes could be read as the family name.