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Leo imperial cleric (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.647
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 21 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing, and holding a book. Inscription: Ν|ΙΚ|Ο|Λ,: Ὅ ἅγιος Νικολάος. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decorations below. Border of dots.


ΚΕ,
ΤΣ.
ΛΕΝΤ
ΚΛΗ
·

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέωντι βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέωντι βασιλικῷ κληρικῷ.

Lord, help your servant Leo, imperial cleric.