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Leo patrikios, praipositos, imperial protospatharios and sakellarios (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons rise on both sides. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription along the circumference, beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

λεον
τιπτρικ
πριπσ
πθσκ
ελλρ

Λέοντι πατρικ(ίῳ), πραιπ(οσίτῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) σακελλαρ(ίῳ)

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (x at the lower transverse bar) mounted on a base of three steps. Fleurons rise on both sides. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription along the circumference, beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσουλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

λεον
τιπτρικ
πριπσ
πθσκ
ελλρ

Λέοντι πατρικ(ίῳ), πραιπ(οσίτῳ), β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) σακελλαρ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2011
Diameter 30.0 mm
Condition Chipped below.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι πατρικίῳ, πραιποσίτῳ, βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ σακελλαρίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Leo patrikios, praipositos, imperial protospatharios and sakellarios.