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Leo Arianites, magistros (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Two military saints standing, each holding a spear and shield. At left, St Theodore; at right, St Demetrios. Inscription partially preserved to the right of St Theodore: ο|.||ρ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε]ό[δ]ωρ(ος). Inscription at right of St Demetrios: |ημ.|τρ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημ[ή]τρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ονλεοντ̣
αγιστρ.ν̣
αριανιτ̣.ν
..εποιτε̣..
..ιμαρτ̣..
.στκ̅.

[τ]ὸν Λέοντ[α μ]άγιστρ[ο]ν Ἀριανίτ[η]ν [σκ]έποιτε [σοφο]ὶ μάρτ[υρε]ς τοῦ Κ(υρίο)[υ]

Obverse

Two military saints standing, each holding a spear and shield. At left, St Theodore; at right, St Demetrios. Inscription partially preserved to the right of St Theodore: ο|.||ρ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θε]ό[δ]ωρ(ος). Inscription at right of St Demetrios: |ημ.|τρ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημ[ή]τρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ονλεοντ̣
αγιστρ.ν̣
αριανιτ̣.ν
..εποιτε̣..
..ιμαρτ̣..
.στκ̅.

[τ]ὸν Λέοντ[α μ]άγιστρ[ο]ν Ἀριανίτ[η]ν [σκ]έποιτε [σοφο]ὶ μάρτ[υρε]ς τοῦ Κ(υρίο)[υ]

Accession number BZS.1977.34.53
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

τὸν Λέοντα μάγιστρον Ἀριανίτην σκέποιτε σοφοὶ μάρτυρες τοῦ Κυρίου.

Sage martyrs of the Lord, may you protect the magistros Leo Arianites.

Commentary

For a parallel, see PBW: Leon 20317.

Dodecasyallabic.