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Leo (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

....
λ̣τρινλε
ονταπαν
αγνεσκε
ποισ

... λάτριν Λέοντα, πάναγνε, σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Details indistinct. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

....
λ̣τρινλε
ονταπαν
αγνεσκε
ποισ

... λάτριν Λέοντα, πάναγνε, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3673
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1247.

Translation

... λάτριν Λέοντα, πάναγνε, σκέποις.

All-holy One, may you protect [your] servant Leo.

Commentary

The absence of the top line impedes the reading of the metrical verse. Two syllables are required, either τὸν σὸν or a family name.