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Leo imperial kandidatos and protonotarios of Thessalonica (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4148
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.56.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2097.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (of indeterminate type); in the quarters: .Σ|.Λ. No visible border.

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No visible border.

ΛΕΟΝ
ΤΙΒ/ΚΑΝΔ
.Α/ΝΟΤΑΡ
.ΕΣΣ

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ κανδιδάτῳ (καὶ) πρωτονοταρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ κανδιδάτῳ καὶ πρωτονοταρίῳ Θεσσαλονίκης.

Lord or Theotokos, help your servant Leo imperial kandidatos and protonotarios of Thessalonica.

Commentary

The form of the letter Β on the reverse calls for dating this specimen to the first half of the century (and not the second half, as Zacos-Veglery proposed).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4148
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.56.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2097.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4148
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 18.56.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2097.

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