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Leo vestarches (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus. Faint traces of sigla on either side: m|ix|a : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

α̣ρχισ
.ρατιγε
.ηθηλε̣
οντ,ε.
ταρχ,

ἀρχισ[τ]ράτιγε, [β]οήθη Λέοντ(ι) βε[σ]τάρχ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of the archangel Michael holding the sceptre and globus. Faint traces of sigla on either side: m|ix|a : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

α̣ρχισ
.ρατιγε
.ηθηλε̣
οντ,ε.
ταρχ,

ἀρχισ[τ]ράτιγε, [β]οήθη Λέοντ(ι) βε[σ]τάρχ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1113
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

ἀρχιστράτιγε, βοήθη Λέοντι βεστάρχῃ.

Commander of the heavenly host, help Leo vestarches.