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Leo imperial strator and ek prosopou (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with a cross flanked by tendrils above. Wreath border.

 
..ΟΝ̣ΤΙ
..Τ̣ΡΑΤΟ
..𐆂̣Ε̣Κ̣ΠΡΟ̣
..Π̣Ο̣.

[Λέ]οντι [β(ασιλικῷ)] [σ]τράτο[ρι] κ(αὶ) ἐκ προ[σώ]πο[υ]

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with a cross flanked by tendrils above. Wreath border.

 
..ΟΝ̣ΤΙ
..Τ̣ΡΑΤΟ
..𐆂̣Ε̣Κ̣ΠΡΟ̣
..Π̣Ο̣.

[Λέ]οντι [β(ασιλικῷ)] [σ]τράτο[ρι] κ(αὶ) ἐκ προ[σώ]πο[υ]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.526
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Significant chipping in upper-right corner of obverse/upper-left corner of reverse, damaging the monogram and reverse inscription.
Previous Editions

Zacos 1537 (B).

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Λέοντι βασιλικῷ στράτορι καὶ ἐκ προσώπου.

Mother of God, help Leo, imperial strator and ek prosopou.

Commentary

The reading of the owner's title as imperial strator is confirmed with reference to the parallel cited in this entry.