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Leo imperial spatharokandidatos, epi ton oikeiakon and judge (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on four steps atop a ball. Within a triple border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδ̣ο̣υλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above and below. Border of dots.

  
λεον
.σπθ
.νδεπι
.οικεικ
.κριτη
  

Λέον[τ(ι)] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)[κ]ανδ(ιδάτῳ), ἐπὶ [τ(ῶν)] οἰκειακ(ῶν) [(καὶ)] κριτῇ

Obverse

A cross potent mounted on four steps atop a ball. Within a triple border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

κεοηθειτσδ̣ο̣υλ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A cross of dots above and below. Border of dots.

  
λεον
.σπθ
.νδεπι
.οικεικ
.κριτη
  

Λέον[τ(ι)] β(ασιλικῷ) σπαθ(αρο)[κ]ανδ(ιδάτῳ), ἐπὶ [τ(ῶν)] οἰκειακ(ῶν) [(καὶ)] κριτῇ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2302
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, ἐπὶ τῶν οἰκειακῶν καὶ κριτῇ.

Lord, help your servant Leo, imperial spatharokandidatos, epi ton oikeiakon and judge.