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Leo (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V) of Θεοτόκε βοήθει. In the quarters : ΤΣ|ΔΛ : τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross between fleurons above. Wreath border.


ΛΕΝ
ΤΙΓΕΝ
ΥΤΑ
ΜΗΝ

Λέωντι γένυτω ἀμήν

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V) of Θεοτόκε βοήθει. In the quarters : ΤΣ|ΔΛ : τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross between fleurons above. Wreath border.


ΛΕΝ
ΤΙΓΕΝ
ΥΤΑ
ΜΗΝ

Λέωντι γένυτω ἀμήν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1617
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos 2093.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέωντι. γένυτω, ἀμήν.

Theotokos, help your servant Leo. Amen, so may it be.