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Leo (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a beardless military saint holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left, star above. Traces of an inscription to the right. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

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


ke
̣Ο̣ΗΘΕΙ
ΤΣ̣Δ̣̣
Λ̣ΕΟΝΤ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δού[λῳ] Λέοντ(ι)

Obverse

Bust of a beardless military saint holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left, star above. Traces of an inscription to the right. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

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


ke
̣Ο̣ΗΘΕΙ
ΤΣ̣Δ̣̣
Λ̣ΕΟΝΤ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δού[λῳ] Λέοντ(ι)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2764
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.