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Leo patrikios, anthypatos, judge of the Velum and of the Thrakesioi (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Sigla: μ̅-θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Between two borders of dots, circular inscription, beginning at 12 o'clock:

+θεοτοκεRοηθειτσδουλ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, decoration at top. Border of dots.

· –
λεοντι
π̅ρ̅ικιαν
θυπατκρι
τητRηλ
νθρα
κησι/

Λέοντι π(ατ)ρικίῳ, ἀνθυπάτῳ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου (καὶ) τῶν Θρᾳκησίω(ν)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Sigla: μ̅-θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Between two borders of dots, circular inscription, beginning at 12 o'clock:

+θεοτοκεRοηθειτσδουλ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, decoration at top. Border of dots.

· –
λεοντι
π̅ρ̅ικιαν
θυπατκρι
τητRηλ
νθρα
κησι/

Λέοντι π(ατ)ρικίῳ, ἀνθυπάτῳ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου (καὶ) τῶν Θρᾳκησίω(ν)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2794
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.16.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι πατρικίῳ, ἀνθυπάτῳ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τῶν Θρᾳκησίων.

Mother of God, please help your servant Leo patrikios, anthypatos, judge of the Velum and of the Thrakesioi.

Bibliography

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