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Leontios praipositos and proximos (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

κε̅
οηθει
τσ.
λ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

λεον
τιε
ποσιτ̣
SΞ̣ι
μ

Λεοντίῳ πρεποσίτῳ (καὶ) πρωξίμῳ

Obverse

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

κε̅
οηθει
τσ.
λ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ [δ]ούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

λεον
τιε
ποσιτ̣
SΞ̣ι
μ

Λεοντίῳ πρεποσίτῳ (καὶ) πρωξίμῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2295
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λεοντίῳ πρεποσίτῳ καὶ πρωξίμῳ.

Lord, help your servant Leontios, praipositos and proximos.

Commentary

It is not clear what the engraver had in mind at the end of the third line of the reverse. The letter in question could be a ligature (the horseshoe type common in the eleventh century) or simply a poorly rendered omega.