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Manuel Botaneiates, sebastos (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1937
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded. The reading has been confirmed with reference to the parallels cited in this entry.

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, holding the Child in her right arm. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΘΚ̅ΕΘ,
ΜΝΗΛ
ΣΕΣΤ
ΤΤ
ΝΕΙΤΗ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Μανουὴλ σεβαστῷ τῷ Βωτανειάτῃ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μανουὴλ σεβαστῷ τῷ Βωτανειάτῃ.

Mother of God, help Manuel Botaneiates, sebastos.