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Leo Keroularios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Poorly preserved bust of St Demetrios; details indistinct. Sigla visible on either side: |Δ.|Μ.Τ|ΡΙ|Ο,. ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δ[η]μ[ή]τριο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΤΣ.,
ΛΕΟΝΤ,.Ω
ΚΗΡΛΑ
.ΗΩ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ [δ]ού(λῳ) Λέοντ(ι) [τ]ῷ Κηρουλα[ρ]ήῳ

Obverse

Poorly preserved bust of St Demetrios; details indistinct. Sigla visible on either side: |Δ.|Μ.Τ|ΡΙ|Ο,. ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δ[η]μ[ή]τριο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΤΣ.,
ΛΕΟΝΤ,.Ω
ΚΗΡΛΑ
.ΗΩ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ [δ]ού(λῳ) Λέοντ(ι) [τ]ῷ Κηρουλα[ρ]ήῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4085
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι τῷ Κηρουλαρήῳ.

Lord, help your servant Leo Keroularios.

Commentary

This man will have been a relative, likely contemporary, of the famous Patriarch Michael Keroularios.