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Leo bishop of Leontopolis (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.302
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 28.1.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with a medallion of Christ before her. No visible epigraphy or border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

σδ
λεοντιε
σκοπ,λε
ντοπο
λεοσ

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῷ σῷ δού[λ(ῳ)] Λέοντι ἐ[πι]σκόπ(ῳ) Λε[ο]ντοπόλεος

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι ἐπισκόπῳ Λεοντοπόλεος.

Lord, help your servant Leo, bishop of Leontopolis.

Commentary

Today Alaçam, near the Black Sea coast between Samsun and Sinop. Also known as Zalichos or Zalekon, Leontopolis is first mentioned as a suffragan bishopric of Amaseia in the sixth century and, although declining, survived until the thirteenth. Laurent, Corpus V/1, 312; Bryer-Winfield, 89-90; Mikra Asia them., 148. List of bishops in Fedalto, HEO I, 83-84, to which Leo should be added.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.302
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 28.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.302
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 28.1.

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