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Leo imperial spatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τσ|λ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

λε
ο̣ντιβ
σπθ
ρι

Λέοντι β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: τσ|λ. Thin wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Thin wreath border.

λε
ο̣ντιβ
σπθ
ρι

Λέοντι β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθαρίῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2301
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Leo, imperial spatharios.