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Theodora Komnene (thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, with the medallion of the Christ Child in front of her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΤΟ
Π̣ΟΡΦΥ̣ΡΑ
.ΚΛΑΔΟΝΜΕ
..Ν̣ΡΕΙΟΡΗ
ΤΗΝΤΝΚΟ
ΝΕΚΓΕΝ 
ΘΕ.ΔΡΑΝ

τὸν πορφύρα[ς] κλάδον με [συ]ντήρει, κόρη, τὴν τῶν Κομνηνῶν ἐκ γένους Θε[ο]δώραν

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, with the medallion of the Christ Child in front of her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΤΟ
Π̣ΟΡΦΥ̣ΡΑ
.ΚΛΑΔΟΝΜΕ
..Ν̣ΡΕΙΟΡΗ
ΤΗΝΤΝΚΟ
ΝΕΚΓΕΝ 
ΘΕ.ΔΡΑΝ

τὸν πορφύρα[ς] κλάδον με [συ]ντήρει, κόρη, τὴν τῶν Κομνηνῶν ἐκ γένους Θε[ο]δώραν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3433
Diameter 32.0 mm; field: 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

τὸν πορφύρας κλάδον με συντήρει, κόρη, τὴν τῶν Κομνηνῶν ἐκ γένους Θεοδώραν.

Virgin, protect me, Theodora, offshoot of the royal line and descendant of the Komnenoi.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.