Leon, magistros, anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios and logothetes of the Oxys Dromos

Ancient Coins - Leon, magistros, anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios and logothetes of the Oxys Dromos
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Leon, magistros, anthypatos, patrikios, imperial protospatharios and logothetes of the Oxys Dromos
Large cross on base; invocational circular inscription …TW CW ΔOVΛ…
+ΛEONTA | MAΓICTP,A | NΘVΠ ΠATP[I] | K, R’A’CΠAΘ, | ΛOΓOΘ, TOV | OΞ ΔPOM in six lines
Laurent, Corpus II 478; SBS III p. 189=Künker 20 (1991), lot 1083; 30mm, 17.21 gram

Identified by Laurent as Leon Rabdouchos (‘sans doute’) mentioned in a letter (see p. 208, under his no. 429). A logothetes was a very high ranking bureaucrat, in command of a department of government. Our Leon was the head of the ‘Dromos’, encompassing transportation and the famous Byzantine postal service.
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