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Leo sebastophoros and ex... of Philippoupolis (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Ριε
ηθε
σδ
εοντ

[Κύ]ριε [βο]ήθε[ι τῷ] σῷ δού[λῳ Λ]έοντ(ι)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σ,α̣
οφο
.εΞα̣
.φιλ
.π̣̣

σ(ε)βα[στ]οφό[ρ(ῳ) (καὶ)] ἐξά[... τ(ῆς)] Φιλ[ιπ]που[π(όλεως)]

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Ριε
ηθε
σδ
εοντ

[Κύ]ριε [βο]ήθε[ι τῷ] σῷ δού[λῳ Λ]έοντ(ι)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σ,α̣
οφο
.εΞα̣
.φιλ
.π̣̣

σ(ε)βα[στ]οφό[ρ(ῳ) (καὶ)] ἐξά[... τ(ῆς)] Φιλ[ιπ]που[π(όλεως)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1560
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Broken; half preserved.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι σεβαστοφόρῳ καὶ ἐξά... τῆς Φιλιππουπόλεως.

Lord, help your servant Leo, sebastophoros and exa(rch or exaktor) of Philippoupolis.

Commentary

If the restored reading of the placename is correct, this specimen should be added to the seals published in DO Seals 1, section 68 (Philippoupolis).

The owner's office could have been either exarch or exaktor; it is not possible to determine which reading is to be preferred on the basis of the letters visible.