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Leo Sarantenos, nobelissimos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear in his right hand. Inscription preserved at left: |Γ̣|Ε̣| : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώ[ργιος]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Indeterminate border.

..ΡΕΙΜΕ̣
..ΛΟΜ̣ΡΤΥΣ
..ΠΙΔΛ
..Ρ̣ΝΤΙΝΛΕ
..Τ̣ΙΝΕΙΛ
.....

[φρ]ούρει με[γα]λομάρτυς [σῷ] πίστῳ δούλῳ [Σα]ραντινῷ Λέ[ον]τι νωβειλ[ισίμῳ]

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear in his right hand. Inscription preserved at left: |Γ̣|Ε̣| : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώ[ργιος]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Indeterminate border.

..ΡΕΙΜΕ̣
..ΛΟΜ̣ΡΤΥΣ
..ΠΙΔΛ
..Ρ̣ΝΤΙΝΛΕ
..Τ̣ΙΝΕΙΛ
.....

[φρ]ούρει με[γα]λομάρτυς [σῷ] πίστῳ δούλῳ [Σα]ραντινῷ Λέ[ον]τι νωβειλ[ισίμῳ]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3285
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

See PBW: Leon 20386.

Translation

φρούρει μεγαλομάρτυς σῷ πίστῳ δούλῳ Σαραντινῷ Λέοντι νωβειλισίμῳ.

Great martyr, guard your faithful servant Leo Sarantenos, nobelissimos.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses.