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Leo Drosinos (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Standing image of St John the Baptist, holding a cross staff in his left hand. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: |ι̅|ο|δ̣ρ̣ο|μο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρομο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. A decoration below. Border of dots.


τονδρ
ο̣σ̣..λεο
οδρο
μ̣σκεπ


τὸν Δροσ[ιν(ὸν)] Λέο[ντ(α)], Πρόδρομ(ε), σκέπ(οις)

Obverse

Standing image of St John the Baptist, holding a cross staff in his left hand. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: |ι̅|ο|δ̣ρ̣ο|μο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρομο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. A decoration below. Border of dots.


τονδρ
ο̣σ̣..λεο
οδρο
μ̣σκεπ


τὸν Δροσ[ιν(ὸν)] Λέο[ντ(α)], Πρόδρομ(ε), σκέπ(οις)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2713
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm

Translation

τὸν Δροσινὸν Λέοντα, Πρόδρομε, σκέποις.

Forerunner, may you protect Leo Drosinos.

Commentary

See PBW: Leon 20180, likely the same man as the owner of this seal, active in the last third of the eleventh century.

The inscription is dodecasyllabic.