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Leo (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding a book in his right hand and offering a blessing with his right. Inscription to either side: ̣|Ν|Ι|Κ̣Λ|Α|Ο: (ὁ ἅγιος) Νικ(ό)λαο(ς). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border.

ΚΕ.
ΤΣΔ.
ΛΛΕΟΝ
ΤΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει] τῷ σῷ δ[ού]λ(ῳ) Λέοντι

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding a book in his right hand and offering a blessing with his right. Inscription to either side: ̣|Ν|Ι|Κ̣Λ|Α|Ο: (ὁ ἅγιος) Νικ(ό)λαο(ς). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Indeterminate border.

ΚΕ.
ΤΣΔ.
ΛΛΕΟΝ
ΤΙ

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οήθει] τῷ σῷ δ[ού]λ(ῳ) Λέοντι

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2716
Diameter 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι.

Lord, help your servant Leo.