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Theodora Doukaina (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing and holding the Christ child before her. Epigraphy on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. In columns: η|κα|νικλι|οτι|σα : ἡ Κανικλ(ε)ιότισ(σ)α. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.


σκεποι
παναγν
δκαιναΝ̣
θεοΔραΝ̣
  

σκέποι[ς], πάναγν[ε], Δούκαιναν Θεοδώραν

Obverse

The Mother of God standing and holding the Christ child before her. Epigraphy on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. In columns: η|κα|νικλι|οτι|σα : ἡ Κανικλ(ε)ιότισ(σ)α. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.


σκεποι
παναγν
δκαιναΝ̣
θεοΔραΝ̣
  

σκέποι[ς], πάναγν[ε], Δούκαιναν Θεοδώραν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.113
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2142.

Translation

σκέποις, πάναγνε, Δούκαιναν Θεοδώραν.

May you, All-holy One, protect Theodora Doukaina.

Commentary

Note the rare image of the Mother of God Kanikleiotissa. See George Galavaris, "The Mother of God of the Kanikleion," Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 2 (1959), 177–82.