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Leo (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σφρ
γισλεον
το/ ονσκε
π  συπρ
θενε

σφραγὶς Λέοντο(ς) ὃν σκέπ(οις), σύ παρθένε

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σφρ
γισλεον
το/ ονσκε
π  συπρ
θενε

σφραγὶς Λέοντο(ς) ὃν σκέπ(οις), σύ παρθένε

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3746
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2537.

Translation

σφραγὶς Λέοντος ὃν σκέποις, σύ παρθένε.

The seal of Leo; may you protect him, Virgin.

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