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Leo imperial spatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: Τ–Σ|Δ–Λ. Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Crosses flank the letters on the final line. Wreath border.

ΛΕΝ
Τ̣ΙΣΗΛΗ
.ΣΠΘΡ
Η̣

Λέωντι βασηλη[κ]ῷ σπαθαρήῳ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram; in the quarters: Τ–Σ|Δ–Λ. Wreath border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Crosses flank the letters on the final line. Wreath border.

ΛΕΝ
Τ̣ΙΣΗΛΗ
.ΣΠΘΡ
Η̣

Λέωντι βασηλη[κ]ῷ σπαθαρήῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2614
Diameter 28.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέωντι βασηληκῷ σπαθαρήῳ.

Lord/Theotokos, help your servant Leo imperial spatharios.