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Leo Bourtzes (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

The two saints Theodore standing, holding spears and shields. Details obscure. Inscriptions on either side: |θε|οδ|ωρ,-|θε|οδ|ω|ρ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

Λοτα
ουρτ
αρτυρΩδυ
ασσκεοισ


Λέοντα Βούρτζην, μαρτύρων δυάς, σκέποις

Obverse

The two saints Theodore standing, holding spears and shields. Details obscure. Inscriptions on either side: |θε|οδ|ωρ,-|θε|οδ|ω|ρ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

Λοτα
ουρτ
αρτυρΩδυ
ασσκεοισ


Λέοντα Βούρτζην, μαρτύρων δυάς, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1275
Diameter 32.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1251 (listing previous editions).

Translation

Λέοντα Βούρτζην, μαρτύρων δυάς, σκέποις.

May you, pair of martyrs, protect Leo Bourtzes.

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