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Leo imperial spatharios (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ̣|Δ̣̣Λ̣̣. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Indeterminate border.

ΛΕΟΝΤΙ
.ΑΣΙΛΙΚ̣
ΠΑΘ,

Λέοντι [β]ὰσιλικ(ῷ) [σ]παθ(ααρίῳ)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ̣|Δ̣̣Λ̣̣. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Indeterminate border.

ΛΕΟΝΤΙ
.ΑΣΙΛΙΚ̣
ΠΑΘ,

Λέοντι [β]ὰσιλικ(ῷ) [σ]παθ(ααρίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4136
Diameter 31.0 mm
Condition Cracked along channel.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βὰσιλικῷ σπαθααρίῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Leo, imperial spatharios.

Commentary

Poor workmanship.