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Leo spatharokandidatos (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, orans. Inscription: ΜΡ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. No border visible

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΘΚ̅Ε,
ΤΣΔ,
ΛΕΟΝΤΙ
ΣΠΑΘ,Κ,
ΔΔ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Λέοντι σπαθ(αρο)κ(αν)δ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, orans. Inscription: ΜΡ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. No border visible

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΘΚ̅Ε,
ΤΣΔ,
ΛΕΟΝΤΙ
ΣΠΑΘ,Κ,
ΔΔ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Λέοντι σπαθ(αρο)κ(αν)δ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.258
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Leo, spatharokandidatos.