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Anna Dalassene, nun, mother of the emperor (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ,Θ,
ΑΝΝΗ
ΤΗΔΑΛΑ
ΣΗΝΗ

Κύριε βοήθει Ἄννῃ μοναχ τῇ Δαλασηνῇ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΤΗΜΗ
ΤΡΙΤΟΥ
ΑΣΙΛΕ

Σ

τῇ μητρὶ τοῦ βασιλέως

Obverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ,Θ,
ΑΝΝΗ
ΤΗΔΑΛΑ
ΣΗΝΗ

Κύριε βοήθει Ἄννῃ μοναχ τῇ Δαλασηνῇ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΤΗΜΗ
ΤΡΙΤΟΥ
ΑΣΙΛΕ

Σ

τῇ μητρὶ τοῦ βασιλέως

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.518
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1461.
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2696.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἄννῃ μοναχῇ τῇ Δαλασηνῇ τῇ μητρὶ τοῦ βασιλέως.

Lord, help Anna Dalassene, nun, the mother of the emperor.

Commentary

This is, of course, the mother of the emperor Alexios I.