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Leo imperial ostiarios and grand kourator (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τσ.|δλ . Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots below. Thin wreath border.

ντι
τιρι
εγλκ
τρ/


[Λέ]ωντι [β(ασιλικῷ) ὀσ]τιαρίῳ [(καὶ) μ]εγάλῳ κ[ουρ]άτωρ(ι)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τσ.|δλ . Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ] δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots below. Thin wreath border.

ντι
τιρι
εγλκ
τρ/


[Λέ]ωντι [β(ασιλικῷ) ὀσ]τιαρίῳ [(καὶ) μ]εγάλῳ κ[ουρ]άτωρ(ι)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1166
Diameter 27.0 mm
Condition Broken; one third missing.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέωντι βασιλικῷ ὀστιαρίῳ καὶ μεγάλῳ κουράτωρι.

Mother of God, help your servant Leo, imperial ostiarios and grand kourator.