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Leo monk, kouboukleisios, and man of Alexios despotes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration below. Border of dots.

θκε,
θτωσω
δ,λεοντ,
αχκ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι μοναχ, κουβουκλησίῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration below. Border of dots.

ανο
αλει
δεσπο
του

καὶ ἀνθρώπὸ Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότου

Obverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration below. Border of dots.

θκε,
θτωσω
δ,λεοντ,
αχκ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι μοναχ, κουβουκλησίῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration below. Border of dots.

ανο
αλει
δεσπο
του

καὶ ἀνθρώπὸ Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.178
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 202.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι μοναχῷ, κουβουκλησίῳ καὶ ἀνθρώπὸ Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότου.

Theotokos, help your servant Leo monk, kouboukleisios, and "man" of Alexios the despot.

Commentary

Laurent identifies the "despot" as the Patriarch of Constantinople, Alexios I the Stoudite.