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Leo spatharios (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, her hands before her. On either side, sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
Λ̣ΕΟΝΤ,
Σ̣ΠΘ
Ρ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Λέοντ(ι) σπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, her hands before her. On either side, sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
Λ̣ΕΟΝΤ,
Σ̣ΠΘ
Ρ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Λέοντ(ι) σπαθαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.879
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Λέοντι σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help Leo, spatharios.

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