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Leo spatharios and protonotarios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (probably type V). In quarters: .Σ̣̣|Δ̣Λ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

λεον
παθ
το
αρι

Λέον[τι σ]παθ[(αρίῳ) (καὶ) πρω]το[νοτ]αρί(ῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (probably type V). In quarters: .Σ̣̣|Δ̣Λ. Border of dots.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

λεον
παθ
το
αρι

Λέον[τι σ]παθ[(αρίῳ) (καὶ) πρω]το[νοτ]αρί(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1117
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Broken; one third missing.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι σπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ.

Mother of God, help Leo, spatharios and protonotarios.