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Leo (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ holding the Gospel and offering a blessing. Illegible traces of an inscription at left. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
ΣΡΑ̣
...ΛΟΓΝ̣
.ΕΟΝΤΟΣ
..ΜΙ.
ΛΑ̣

σφρα[γὶς] λόγων [Λ]έοντός [εἰ]μι καὶ φ[ύ]λαξ

Obverse

Bust of Christ holding the Gospel and offering a blessing. Illegible traces of an inscription at left. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
ΣΡΑ̣
...ΛΟΓΝ̣
.ΕΟΝΤΟΣ
..ΜΙ.
ΛΑ̣

σφρα[γὶς] λόγων [Λ]έοντός [εἰ]μι καὶ φ[ύ]λαξ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2715
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2556 (with a dating between 1040 and 1080).

Translation

σφραγὶς λόγων Λέοντός εἰμι καὶ φύλαξ.

I am the seal and the guardian of Leo's documents.

Commentary