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Leo metretes (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
οηθει
μοιτ
  

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει μοι τῷ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

με
τρηλε
οντι

μετρητῇ Λέοντι

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
οηθει
μοιτ
  

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει μοι τῷ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

με
τρηλε
οντι

μετρητῇ Λέοντι

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1655
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 918.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει μοι τῷ μετρητῇ Λέοντι.

Mother of God, help me, the metretes Leo.

Commentary

It is not out of the question that metretes (here taken as the office) is in fact the owner's family name.