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Leo Hikanatos (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5658
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 966a.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. On either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


ικν͂τον
λεο̅ντ
πρθενε
σκΈποισ

Ἱκανᾶτον Λέοντα, παρθένε, σκέποις

Translation

Ἱκανᾶτον Λέοντα, παρθένε, σκέποις.

Virgin, may you protect Leo Hikanatos.

Commentary

Note the accent marks in the inscription; the accent on the owner's Christian name is misplaced.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5658
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 966a.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5658
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 966a.