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Leo imperial cleric (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2294
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Double struck.

Obverse

Bust of a beardless saint holding the martyr's cross. Part of an inscription visible on left: Ο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

κ̅ε̅,θ,
σδ
οντ
λ,ρ,κ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντα βασιλικῳ κληρικ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντα βασιλικῳ κληρικῷ.

Lord, help your servant, the imperial cleric Leo.