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Leo (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding a book in his right hand and offering a blessing with his right. Inscription to either side: ΑΓ|Ι̣Ο|ΣΝΙ|ΚΛ|ΣΑΟ: [ὁ] ἅγιος Νικ(ό)λαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΛΕΟ.
ΤΑΝΙΚΟ
ΛΑΕΣ.
ΣΟΝΛΑ
Τ.ΡΙΝ

Λέoντα, Νικόλαε, σῶζε σὸν λάτριν

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding a book in his right hand and offering a blessing with his right. Inscription to either side: ΑΓ|Ι̣Ο|ΣΝΙ|ΚΛ|ΣΑΟ: [ὁ] ἅγιος Νικ(ό)λαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΛΕΟ.
ΤΑΝΙΚΟ
ΛΑΕΣ.
ΣΟΝΛΑ
Τ.ΡΙΝ

Λέoντα, Νικόλαε, σῶζε σὸν λάτριν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3669
Diameter 16.0 mm

Translation

Λέoντα, Νικόλαε, σῶζε σὸν λάτριν.

Nicholas, preserve your servant Leon.

 

Commentary

The sigma and omicron in the obverse inscription have been reversed.

This metrical inscription should be added to the corpus assembled by Wassiliou-Seibt.