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Leo anthypatos, patrikios and strategos of Samos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Beautifully engraved bust of St. John the Baptist holding (r. hand) a long processional cross vertically, and blessing with his l. hand. On either side, vertical inscription: Ο|Α|ΓΙ,Ι|ΟΠΡ|Ο|Δ,: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Double border of dots.

λεν
ανθυπατ,
πατρηκηο,
σταρτηγ
οστησ
σαμ

Λέων ἀνθύπατος, πατρήκηος καὶ σταρτηγὸς (sic) τῆς Σάμου

Obverse

Beautifully engraved bust of St. John the Baptist holding (r. hand) a long processional cross vertically, and blessing with his l. hand. On either side, vertical inscription: Ο|Α|ΓΙ,Ι|ΟΠΡ|Ο|Δ,: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Double border of dots.

λεν
ανθυπατ,
πατρηκηο,
σταρτηγ
οστησ
σαμ

Λέων ἀνθύπατος, πατρήκηος καὶ σταρτηγὸς (sic) τῆς Σάμου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1311
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 44.5.