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Leo bishop of Dalde (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at both crossings) on two steps, tendrils arising from the base. Crosslets of four dots in the upper quarters. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

..Rοηθειτ.δουλ

[Κ(ύρι)ε] βοήθει τῷ [σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots:

+λεον
τιεπισ
κοπα
λησ

Λέοντι ἐπισκόπῳ Δάλδης

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (X at both crossings) on two steps, tendrils arising from the base. Crosslets of four dots in the upper quarters. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

..Rοηθειτ.δουλ

[Κ(ύρι)ε] βοήθει τῷ [σ]ῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots:

+λεον
τιεπισ
κοπα
λησ

Λέοντι ἐπισκόπῳ Δάλδης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.140
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 13.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 372.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι ἐπισκόπῳ Δάλδης.

Lord, help your servant Leo, bishop of Dalde.

Commentary

Dalde, situated north of Sardeis, was a bishopric suffragan to Sardeis, attested in almost all notitiae; its first bishop is mentioned in 431. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 266; Zgusta, 150.