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Leo imperial cleric (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing, and holding a book. Traces of sigla: κ|ολ|α : Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decoration below. Border of dots within indeterminate border.

ΚΕ,Θ,
ΛΕΟΝΤΑ
ΑΣΙΛΗ
ΚΟΝΚΛ,
ΡΗΚΟ,

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντα βασιληκὸν κληρηκόν

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing, and holding a book. Traces of sigla: κ|ολ|α : Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decoration below. Border of dots within indeterminate border.

ΚΕ,Θ,
ΛΕΟΝΤΑ
ΑΣΙΛΗ
ΚΟΝΚΛ,
ΡΗΚΟ,

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντα βασιληκὸν κληρηκόν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.611
Diameter 35.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντα βασιληκὸν κληρηκόν.

Lord, help the imperial cleric Leo.

Commentary

The name and title are rendered in the accusative and not the dative case.