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Leo imperial cleric (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing, and holding a book. Traces of sigla: κ|ολ|α : Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decoration below. Border of dots within indeterminate border.

ΚΕ,Θ,
ΛΕΟΝΤΑ
ΑΣΙΛΗ
ΚΟΝΚΛ,
ΡΗΚΟ,

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντα βασιληκὸν κληρηκόν

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing, and holding a book. Traces of sigla: κ|ολ|α : Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decoration below. Border of dots within indeterminate border.

ΚΕ,Θ,
ΛΕΟΝΤΑ
ΑΣΙΛΗ
ΚΟΝΚΛ,
ΡΗΚΟ,

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντα βασιληκὸν κληρηκόν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.611
Diameter 35.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Λέοντα βασιληκὸν κληρηκόν.

Lord, help the imperial cleric Leo.

Commentary

The name and title are rendered in the accusative and not the dative case.