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Leo imperial protospatharios and protasekretis (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within a double border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθητσλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Double border of dots.

λεοντ
ˊˊσπθ
ριˊσ
ηκρητη̣

Λέοντ(ι) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) (πρωτ)ασηκρήτῃ

Obverse

A patriarchal cross mounted on a base of three steps. Within a double border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθητσλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Double border of dots.

λεοντ
ˊˊσπθ
ριˊσ
ηκρητη̣

Λέοντ(ι) β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) (πρωτ)ασηκρήτῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2092
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ πρωτασηκρήτῃ.

Lord, help your servant Leo, imperial protospatharios and protasekretis.