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Leo (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, with nimbus, turned towards her right, towards manus Dei which is outside of the field. Sigla preserved at right: ΘΥ̅ : [Μήτηρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, with a decoration above. Border of dots.


ΠΙΣΤ,
ΛΤΡ,ΛΕ
ΟΝΤΣ̣̣
̅ΠΡΘ̣
ΝΕ

πιστ(ὸν) λάτρ(ιν) Λέοντα σῴζ(οις), Παρθ(έ)νε

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, with nimbus, turned towards her right, towards manus Dei which is outside of the field. Sigla preserved at right: ΘΥ̅ : [Μήτηρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, with a decoration above. Border of dots.


ΠΙΣΤ,
ΛΤΡ,ΛΕ
ΟΝΤΣ̣̣
̅ΠΡΘ̣
ΝΕ

πιστ(ὸν) λάτρ(ιν) Λέοντα σῴζ(οις), Παρθ(έ)νε

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3699
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1800 (listed incorrectly as BZS 1955.1.3698).

Translation

πιστὸν λάτριν Λέοντα σῴζοις, Παρθένε.

Virgin, may you preserve your faithful servant Leo.