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Leo archbishop of the Nikopoloi (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Small wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Small wreath border.

λεοντ,
αρχιεπισ
κνικοπολ
.ναν

Λέοντι ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Νικοπόλων, ἀμήν

Obverse

A cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Small wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Small wreath border.

λεοντ,
αρχιεπισ
κνικοπολ
.ναν

Λέοντι ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Νικοπόλων, ἀμήν

Accession number BZS.1947.2.118
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 2.12.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 670.
Cf. parallel specimens in Mušmov, Vizantijski, no. 31 (illustrated; incorrectly read; partly corrected by F. Dölger, BZ 36 [1936] 268-69 and by Bănescu, Byzantion 10 [1935] 726) and Lihačev, Molivdovuly, 81 (illustrated, pl. LXI, no. 3; incorrectly read). Laurent lists two other specimens in Vienna and Budapest.