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Leo imperial protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross (its arms ending in dots) enclosed within a larger cross mounted on a base of three steps which stand on a ball. Fleurons on either side. Circular invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

ηθ.ιτσ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by tendril decorations. Border of dots.


λεοντ
ˊΑˊσπαθ,.
επιτ,χρυ.
οτρικλ,


Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Obverse

A cross (its arms ending in dots) enclosed within a larger cross mounted on a base of three steps which stand on a ball. Fleurons on either side. Circular invocation along the circumference. Border of dots.

ηθ.ιτσ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by tendril decorations. Border of dots.


λεοντ
ˊΑˊσπαθ,.
επιτ,χρυ.
οτρικλ,


Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.887
Diameter 23.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

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

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