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Leontios (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.186
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 13 mm

Obverse

Inscription in four lines. Wreath border.

θεο
τοκε
βοη
θη 

Θεοτόκε βοήθη

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

δ - ε - ι - λ - ν - ο - σ - τ - υ - ω

τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λεοντίῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε Βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λεοντίῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Leontios.

Commentary

The Ν on the left bar of the reverse monogram is uncertain; only the diagonal of the letter is certain--its right bar is faint and its left is not present--however it is only possible letter in that spot, other than Μ, and the most likely because it gives this sensible resolution. The Σ can be found within the Ε

Accession number BZS.1955.1.186
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 13 mm

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1955.1.186
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 13 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.186
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 13 mm

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