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Leo (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Inscription on either side: |Ι̅Ο||: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δ(ρομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΣΚΕΠ̣,
ΠΡΟΡΟ
ΜΕΛΕΟΝΤ,
ΣΟΝΟΙ
ΤΗΝ

σκέπ(οις), Πρόδρομε, Λέοντ(α) σὸν οἰ(κέ)την

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. Inscription on either side: |Ι̅Ο||: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δ(ρομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΣΚΕΠ̣,
ΠΡΟΡΟ
ΜΕΛΕΟΝΤ,
ΣΟΝΟΙ
ΤΗΝ

σκέπ(οις), Πρόδρομε, Λέοντ(α) σὸν οἰ(κέ)την

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5408
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2185.

Translation

σκέποις, Πρόδρομε, Λέοντα σὸν οἰκέτην.

Forerunner, may you protect your servant Leo.

Commentary

Note the inversion of omega and iota in the sigla on the obverse.