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Leo kourator (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: .Σ.|Δ̣Λ, : [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. No border visible

ΛΕ
ΝΤΟΣΚ
ΟΥΡΑΤ
ΡΟΣ

Λέωντος κουράτωρος

Obverse

Cruciform monogram of Θεοτόκε βοήθει (type V). In the quarters: .Σ.|Δ̣Λ, : [τ]ῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning and ending with a cross. No border visible

ΛΕ
ΝΤΟΣΚ
ΟΥΡΑΤ
ΡΟΣ

Λέωντος κουράτωρος

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1140
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Heavy corrosion along the top of the seal with cracks and breakage.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Λέωντος κουράτωρος.

Mother of God, help your servant. (Seal of) Leo, kourator.