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Leo Genestares (?) (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A female saint standing, holding a censer and chalice. Traces of epigraphy at left: .|γι̣|.ε|.λ|α̣ : [ἡ ἁ]γ[ία Θ]έ[κ]λα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κ̣ε̣,θ,
σλ,
εοντι
γενεσ
τ̣αρη

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) [Λ]έοντι [τ]ῷ Γενεστάρῃ

Obverse

A female saint standing, holding a censer and chalice. Traces of epigraphy at left: .|γι̣|.ε|.λ|α̣ : [ἡ ἁ]γ[ία Θ]έ[κ]λα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κ̣ε̣,θ,
σλ,
εοντι
γενεσ
τ̣αρη

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) [Λ]έοντι [τ]ῷ Γενεστάρῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1256
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι τῷ Γενεστάρῃ.

Lord, help your servant Leo Genestares.

Commentary

The identification of the female saint on the obverse is uncertain, given the poor state of preservation of the epigraphy. The same is true of the owner's family name, otherwise unattested.