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Leontios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with the medallion of Christ. Inscription : ..ΘΥ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Inscription along upper circumference. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘΕΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει 

Reverse

Bust of Saint John the Baptist with cross in right hand. Inscription : ...Ο||ΔΡ|Μ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης)] ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Inscription along upper circumference. Border of dots.

..ΟΝΤΙΟ

[Λε]οντίο

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with the medallion of Christ. Inscription : ..ΘΥ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Inscription along upper circumference. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕΟΗΘΕΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει 

Reverse

Bust of Saint John the Baptist with cross in right hand. Inscription : ...Ο||ΔΡ|Μ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης)] ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Inscription along upper circumference. Border of dots.

..ΟΝΤΙΟ

[Λε]οντίο

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3438
Diameter 22.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

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