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Leo imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Fleurons on either side. Between two borders of dots, a circular inscription:

κεοηθειτσδλ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

λεο
ντιˊΑˊσπ
αθκ,επιτο
υχρυσο
τρικλ,

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Obverse

Patriarchal cross mounted on a base of four steps. Fleurons on either side. Between two borders of dots, a circular inscription:

κεοηθειτσδλ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

λεο
ντιˊΑˊσπ
αθκ,επιτο
υχρυσο
τρικλ,

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1353
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου.

Lord, help your servant Leo imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou.