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Leo imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Circular inscription, beginning at 7 o'clock, between a double border of dots.

ΚΕ..ΘΗΤΣΔΟΥΛ /

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οή]θη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by decoration, the last line ending with a leafy decoration. Border of dots.


ΛΕΟΝ
ΤΙΣΠ
ΘΡΙϗΕΠ
ΡΧΟΠΟΛ
ΕΟΣ


Λέοντι β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) ἐπάρχο Πόλεος.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Circular inscription, beginning at 7 o'clock, between a double border of dots.

ΚΕ..ΘΗΤΣΔΟΥΛ /

Κ(ύρι)ε β[οή]θη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by decoration, the last line ending with a leafy decoration. Border of dots.


ΛΕΟΝ
ΤΙΣΠ
ΘΡΙϗΕΠ
ΡΧΟΠΟΛ
ΕΟΣ


Λέοντι β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) ἐπάρχο Πόλεος.

Accession number BZS 1955.1.1520
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 22.3a; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1012.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπάρχο Πόλεος.

Lord, help your servant Leo imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City.

Commentary

Laurent suggests that this seal belongs to the same owner of BZS.1958.106.1691, but of course the name Leo is common.