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Leo imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and eparch (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ offering a blessing and holding the book. Sigla: ισ̅χσ̅ : Ἰησοῦς Χριστός. Between two borders of dots, a circular invocation along the circumference:

κεοηθειτσουλλεοντι

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ˊαˊσπ
.θ,επιτ,χ
.υσοτρι
.λην,επ
αρχ

βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλήνου καὶ ἐπάρχῳ

Obverse

Bust of Christ offering a blessing and holding the book. Sigla: ισ̅χσ̅ : Ἰησοῦς Χριστός. Between two borders of dots, a circular invocation along the circumference:

κεοηθειτσουλλεοντι

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ˊαˊσπ
.θ,επιτ,χ
.υσοτρι
.λην,επ
αρχ

βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλήνου καὶ ἐπάρχῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.726
Diameter 32.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ ἐπάρχῳ.

Lord, help your servant Leo imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and eparch.