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Leo imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on steps. Circular inscription within a double border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δού[λῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded by decoration. Indeterminate border.


ΛΕΟΝΤΗ
.ΣΠΘ/ϗ
...ΡΧΟΠ
.ΕΟΣ

Λέοντη [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) [ἐπά]ρχο Π[όλ]εος.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on steps. Circular inscription within a double border of dots.

ΚΕΟΗΘΕΙΤΣΔΟΥ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δού[λῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded by decoration. Indeterminate border.


ΛΕΟΝΤΗ
.ΣΠΘ/ϗ
...ΡΧΟΠ
.ΕΟΣ

Λέοντη [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) [ἐπά]ρχο Π[όλ]εος.

Accession number BZS 1958.106.1691
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 22.2; Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1013.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντη βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπάρχο Πόλεος.

Lord, help your servant Leo imperial protospatharios and eparchos of the City.

Commentary

Laurent has postulated that the owner of this seal is the same person who owned BZS.1955.1.1520 and BZS.1955.1.1521. Perhaps, but Leo is of course a very common name.