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Leo (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Insctiption to either side: |Δ|ΙΤ|..:  ὁ ἅγιος Δι(μή)τ[ριος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕΘ
ΤΣΔ
ΛΕΝ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Λέων(τι)

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Insctiption to either side: |Δ|ΙΤ|..:  ὁ ἅγιος Δι(μή)τ[ριος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕΘ
ΤΣΔ
ΛΕΝ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Λέων(τι)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2265
Diameter 15.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέωντι.

Lord, help your servant Leo.