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Leo archon (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. Inscription: |ν|ικ̣|ο|λ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines beginning with a cross. No border visible.

κε,θ,
τσ̣
λ̣εντα̣
ρ̣χ̣ο̣ν̣τ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Λέωντ(ι) ἄρχοντ(ι)

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. Inscription: |ν|ικ̣|ο|λ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines beginning with a cross. No border visible.

κε,θ,
τσ̣
λ̣εντα̣
ρ̣χ̣ο̣ν̣τ̣

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Λέωντ(ι) ἄρχοντ(ι)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.190
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέωντι ἄρχοντι.

Lord, help your servant Leo, archon.