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Eirene Doukaina (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, with medallion of Christ before her.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

χαρι
τομενη
σπειρη
τηδ
νη

Κεχαριτομένη σκέπει Εἰήνῃ τῇ Δουκαίνῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, with medallion of Christ before her.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

χαρι
τομενη
σπειρη
τηδ
νη

Κεχαριτομένη σκέπει Εἰήνῃ τῇ Δουκαίνῃ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4561
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Κεχαριτομένη σκέπει Εἰρήνῃ τῇ Δουκαίνῃ.

Blessèd One, protect Eirene Doukaina.

Commentary

A fifteen syllable verse. Note the use of  for καὶ/κὲ apart from its normal use and meaning as "and."