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Anna Karantene (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2464
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on the obverse.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God. Faintly visible sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεο. Indeterminate border. 

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΘΚ.
,ΤΗΣΗ
Δ,ΝΚ
Ρ̣ΝΤΗ
Ν,

Θεοτόκε βοήτθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄνᾳ Καραντην

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήτθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄνᾳ Καραντηνῇ.

Mother of God, help your servant, Anna Karantene.

Commentary

Two seals in the collection of Dumbraton Oaks, listed below, are parallel to this specimen. Several other parallel or closely related seals are found in collections in Bulgaria and Romania, as well as the Zacos Collection. Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 267-272; Stavrakos, Die byzantinischen Bleisiegel, p. 192. 

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2464
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on the obverse.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2464
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on the obverse.