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Leo Hikanatos, eparch (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines.

ΛΕΝ
ΕΠΑΡ
ΧΟΣ

Λέων ἔπαρχος

Reverse

Inscription of three lines.

ΟΙ
ΚΑΝΑ
ΤΟΣ

ὁ Ἱκανᾶτος

Obverse

Inscription of three lines.

ΛΕΝ
ΕΠΑΡ
ΧΟΣ

Λέων ἔπαρχος

Reverse

Inscription of three lines.

ΟΙ
ΚΑΝΑ
ΤΟΣ

ὁ Ἱκανᾶτος

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2963
Diameter 16.0 mm
Condition Oxidized copper alloy.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Λέων ἔπαρχος ὁ Ἱκανᾶτος.

Leo Hikanatos, eparch.

Commentary

This piece is a tessera (in this case, a copper or alloy token given in exchange for something) rather than a lead seal.