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Leo (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a shield and spear. Sigla preserved at right: Δ||ρο : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεό]δωρος. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription:

..eọhθει

[Θ(εοτό)κ]ε βοήθει

Reverse

Bust of the Mother of God, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅θ̣̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription:

Λεοντα

Λέοντα

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a shield and spear. Sigla preserved at right: Δ||ρο : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεό]δωρος. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription:

..eọhθει

[Θ(εοτό)κ]ε βοήθει

Reverse

Bust of the Mother of God, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅θ̣̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription:

Λεοντα

Λέοντα

Accession number BZS.1958.106.772
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Λέοντα.

Mother of God, help Leo.